07w49:1 1897 Vulgarity

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1898 Obscene Language Baseball Document | Robert Edward Auctions
“In a contest between two leading clubs during the championship season of 1897, the stands being crowded with patrons of the game, a gentleman occupying a seat in the front row near the players’ bench, asked one of the visiting players who was going to pitch for them. The player made no reply. He then asked a second time. The gentleman, his wife who sat with him, and others of both sexes, within hearing distance, were outraged upon hearing the player reply in a loud, brutal tone, ‘Oh, go fuck yourself.'”

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