“A signal was given for the hit and run play, and Jennings started for second just as Kelley’s bat connected with the ball.” The Pittsburg Press October 6, 1895, p6
Previous earliest use (Dickson Baseball Dictionary, 3rd edition, 2009):
1ST USE. 1896. “[The Duffyites] did a little of the ‘hit and run’ business” (The Boston Globe, July 1; Peter Morris).