Inside-the-Park Home Run (1900)

The fourth and only other circuit the contest developed was the inside—the Park home that Drennan luckily drew.” San Francisco Examiner, September 23, 1900, p26

  • NOTE: I don’t find another example of the actual phrase — either “inside-the-park homer” or “inside-the-park home run” — until 1921, though there are descriptions of home runs as “inside-the-park” in the 1910s. (Ken Liss)

No earliest use given in 2009 Dickson Baseball Dictionary