Around the horn
Posted: 07 August 2009 08:05 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I’ve just seen a reference to this baseball expression on the SDMB. and while I’m

For those as completely in the dark as me concerning this game, round the horn refers to the ball being thrown from fielder to fielder after a strike out (and no runners on base). I assume this is a reference to rounding Cape Horn, but when did it first appear? Is it of comparatively recent vintage or hoary with age?

(Dave did a column on baseball terms some time ago but I don’t recall this one. Which is a surefire guarantee that it was there!)

Posted: 07 August 2009 10:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Dickson’s baseball dictionary has a citation from 1884, so it’s pretty hoary.

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