Clipping:A pointed hint to umpires

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Date Saturday, March 19, 1881

[reporting on the NL meting of 3/8/1881] ...the first important business matter attended to was the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas,There is much uncertainty and diversity of ruling by League umpires in determining when in cases of rain it is proper to call “Time,” therefore be it

Resolved, That the secretary of the League shall furnish each League umpire with a book of rules, in which he shall mark each rule referring to rain.

Source New York Clipper
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Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings


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