Clipping:A substitute umpire a former club employee

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Date Thursday, August 1, 1889
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Frequent complaints have been made at League headquarters... regarding Weeden, substitute umpire at Boston, and the burden of the cry has been that he is an employee of the Boston Club. As far as can be learned, Weeden has had the score card and other privileges at the Boston Club grounds until recently, when he was made a substitute umpire of the League and assigned to duty at Boston. This has had a tendency to create dissatisfaction among visiting clubs, and President Young, in deference to the demands, declined to allow him to umpire Tuesday’s game between the Bostons and Philadelphias. There was some curiosity manifested to know the reason for such action, and it is thought that the foregoing explanation will suffice the satisfy the citizens of the Hub.

Source Philadelphia All-Day City Item
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings

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