one base at a time (1868)

“The catcher was feeling ill, and could not come to time in catching the swift balls of our pitcher, H. Bailey and Daley making tallies by taking one base at a time all the way around on passed balls.” “Base Ball–Capital City vs. Everetts,” Madison Democrat (Madison, WI), August 13, 1868, p4

“The Empires were playing pretty sharply, and the runners could not succeed in advancing more than one base at a time.” “The National Game: Empire vs. Eagle,” New York Herald, July 13, 1869, p3

No earliest use given in 2009 Dickson Baseball Dictionary