Milwaukee Journal, July 1, 1914:
Ball players never hand the ball to an umpire? [sic] It would be a violation of one of the strictest of the unwritten laws of the game. Even though a player is within a couple of paces, or one pace, of an umpire, he will flip the ball to him. Why this is true the majority of players cannot say. When asked one of them stated: “Guess it’s just because we don’t like to have any more to do with an umpire than is absolutely necessary…”
I’d never thought about it before, but this is still the case, isn’t it?
Login to Join (6 members)
Page rendered in 0.4595 seconds, 68 querie(s) executed