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Falconer NY High School Baseball Team 1909

Falconer NY High School Baseball Team 1909

Postcard of the Falconer, NY High School Baseball Team 1909
Hugh Bedient of the Boston Red Sox (center?) 1889-1965, and unknown other players

Pitching for a semi-pro Falconer, New York team, Bedient struck out 42 batters in a 23-inning, 3–1 victory against a Corry, Pennsylvania team, on July 25, 1908. Two days later, the Jamestown Evening Journal ran the headline: Broke all records. Bedient of Falconer struck out 42 men, and the Corry Journal stated Corry and Falconer make World’s record. Twenty-three years later, Robert LeRoy Ripley, in his syndicated Believe It Or Not! of September 5, 1931, informed the world of Bedient's feat, giving the first national recognition of this event.

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