Clipping:Players' League adopts the two umpire system

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Date Wednesday, April 2, 1890
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[reviewing the PL rules] First in importance among the changes are the rules which make the use of two umpires in championship games obligatory. The players' League recognized the public call for the double-umpire system, and answered it. It will be a costly change, but is expected to satisfy the public, which pays the bills, and in consequence has a right to demand satisfaction. The majority of the playing rules committee of the new League, practical and experienced players like Ewing, Pfeffer and Ward, say that their observations have led them to believe that the double-umpire system is the only one fit for use in important games, and every game in the championship season is important.

Source Sporting Life
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings

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