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- v. Present participle of hippodrome.; Staging games to suit gamblers, especially baseball.
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The first proven incident of "hippodroming," as it was called in the nineteenth century, occurred in 1865 when the New York Mutuals lost to the Brooklyn Eckfords in the game they should have won.
No "hippodroming" here: stripped to the skin, the muscles on their brown bodies standing out in irregular knots, they fling one another about in the liveliest manner.
Amid charges of hippodroming the past two games, this three-game playoff series will be decided tomorrow night in Palm Beach.