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Friday, May 30, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-30-2014

Toledo News-Bee, May 30, 1914:

Brick Owens, when umpiring an American association game at Minneapolis a couple of years ago, called a strike on Hobe Ferris.

“I swung only half way, I didn’t go over,” Ferris protested. “Yesterday I swung the same way and you called it a ball,” the player continued.

“Well,” drawled Owens, “that half you had yesterday and the half you had today makes a whole strike. Since it’s your third one, you’re out.”

Tough to argue with that logic.


 

 

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