1863 New Marlboro Rules
Rules and Regulations of the New Marlboro Match Base Ball Co.
First: The choice of choosing the first player shall be decided by the throwing up of the bat between the chooser’s.
Second: The side which shall have the first innings shall be decided as in Rule First.
Third: The chooser’s on either side shall by this Act be required to strike first.
Fourth: There shall not be any person at or around the stakes when the striker is making his round.
Fifth: The thrower must stand at the point designated for him when throwing the ball to the striker.
Sixth: The striker must when striking stand within the circle designated for him.
Seventh: If the thrower or catcher desire to throw the ball at any person in the game running his round he must stand within his circle.
Eighth: If the thrower and catcher pass the ball 3 times between themselves while the last striker is making his round he is by this Act out.
Ninth: The last striker can choose another person to take his place after he has been around 5 times, by which he himself is out for that game.
Tenth: There must be two persons chosen as judges, one from each side, to decide any difficulty that may arise. The players are to abide by their decisions.