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|1872 in baseball|
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Championships, events, culture, births, and deaths that occurred in 1872.
 Club competitions
 North America
 Rule changes
- Pitchers are allowed to snap their wrists while throwing, thus legalizing the normal curveball delivery. The rules still require pitchers to throw underhanded.
- Further information: Births in 1872
- Further information: Deaths in 1872