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Friday, May 21, 2021

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-21-2021

Chicago Eagle, May 21, 1921:

[Reds catcher] Ivy Wingo still is puzzled by something that happened in a game the Cincinnati Reds played in New York last summer.
George Burns smacked one to left field. Ivy claimed it hit foul by at least a foot. Umpire Harrison said nothing. Ivy turned and asked: “You are not going to call that fair, are you?”

Harrison said he was. Ivy threw his glove in the air. At that time Burns had just rounded first. When the glove went up Harrison said: “You’re out of the game.”

Burns kept running. Ivy recovered his glove, the ball was not stopped at third base and Wingo backed up the play and got it, holding Burns at third. And now Ivy wants to know…if he was out of the game the instant Harrison told him, or if he was supposed to keep on playing until the play on Burns was completed.

For what it’s worth, the current rule (8.01d) says “If an umpire disqualifies a player while a play is in progress, the disqualification shall not take effect until no further action is possible in that play.”

I don’t know whether that was in effect in 1921.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 21, 2021 at 10:33 AM | 4 comment(s)
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