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Thursday, January 10, 2013
El Paso Herald, January 10, 1913:
Oscar Stanage, the stalwart Detroit catcher, is to be the judge of the Tiger pitchers’ fitness to remain upon the mound during the progress of a game. Manager Jennings has so decreed. Heretofore, Hughey has relied upon his own judgment and the persuasive powers of his hurlers.
Hughey would [after a conversation with the pitcher] often let the pitcher go back and possibly in the following inning the latter would be hit to all corners of the lot.
I have never before heard of such a thing.
for his generous support.
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