Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Umpshow Newsbeat

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-13-2017

Pittsburgh Press, September 13, 1917:

James C. Dunn, president of the Cleveland Americans, protested the game which Umpire Owens forfeited to Chicago last Sunday with the score tied in the tenth inning. Owens forfeited the game because he believed the Cleveland players were making a burlesque out of the contest.

The protest was denied.

The story, as best as I can tell: Cleveland’s Jack Graney was called out, the third out of the tenth inning, for interfering with Chicago third baseman Fred McMillan on a pickoff attempt. As a result, the Indians freaked out and argued with Owens for 20 minutes with darkness approaching. Then, in the bottom of the tenth, Indians catcher Steve O’Neill made the traditional throw to third base after a strikeout. Third baseman Ivan Howard intentionally let the ball whiz past him into left field, where Graney turned his back on the ball and refused to pick it up. That was enough for umpire Brick Owens, who called an end to the day’s proceedings.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: September 13, 2017 at 10:29 AM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, umpshow

 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
The Ghost of Sox Fans Past
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogJoe Morgan Wants To Keep Steroid Cheats Out Of Baseball Hall Of Fame | MLB | NESN.com
(178 - 3:24am, Nov 23)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogOTP 20 November 2017: Sheriff’s official suspended 10 days over Cubs World Series sneak-in
(784 - 3:12am, Nov 23)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogRyan Thibs has his HOF Ballot Tracker Up and Running!
(8 - 1:29am, Nov 23)
Last: QLE

NewsblogShohei Ohtani MLB posting deal reached | MLB.com
(4 - 12:30am, Nov 23)
Last: John Northey

NewsblogOT - NBA 2017-2018 Tip-off Thread
(1515 - 11:51pm, Nov 22)
Last: don't ask 57i66135; he wants to hang them all

NewsblogOT - 2017 NFL thread
(180 - 10:55pm, Nov 22)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogA Discussion of WAR Wherein I Ardently Attempt to Avoid any WAR-Related Puns | Sports-Reference.com
(48 - 9:10pm, Nov 22)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-22-2017
(8 - 8:36pm, Nov 22)
Last: Infinite Yost (Voxter)

NewsblogProspectus Feature: Bill James vs. The Noise - Baseball Prospectus
(12 - 8:34pm, Nov 22)
Last: Toby

NewsblogChambliss Ready to Part With Bat and Ball That Sent Yankees to World Series
(32 - 7:51pm, Nov 22)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogSources: MLB hammers Atlanta Braves, declaring 12 minor league players free agents
(84 - 7:17pm, Nov 22)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogOT - November* 2017 College Football thread
(195 - 4:40pm, Nov 22)
Last: TDF didn't lie, he just didn't remember

NewsblogFinding the best spot for Giancarlo Stanton
(10 - 4:06pm, Nov 22)
Last: Tom Nawrocki

NewsblogWhat's next for Maitan and other former Braves | MLB.com
(9 - 2:41pm, Nov 22)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

Hall of Merit2018 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(250 - 11:52am, Nov 22)
Last: Mike Emeigh

Page rendered in 0.9905 seconds
45 querie(s) executed