Wednesday, January 21, 2015


We call them errors. But they were referred to, for a while, as muffinisms.

We don't known how many muffinisms the Olympics made, but the score wasn't in their favor.

Cincinnati Daily Gazette - August 31, 1869

Prizes by Peck and Snyder, including a huge pretzel to a player for excellence in "muffinism."

New York Herald - April 25, 1869

Alleged muffinisms, the call for a "dead" ball, and explanations as to what "muffs" aren't.

Cincinnati Daily Gazette - August 11, 1869

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