Clipping:The umpire standing behind the catcher
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|Date||Saturday, September 1, 1866|
[Mutual vs. Star 8/21/1866] A feature of the game was the excellent ruling of the umpire [John A. Lowell]. ... Especially was his ruling excellent when players were running their bases and the batsmen prone to be too particular in regard to the balls sent them. Mr. Lowell stood on a line behind the catcher so as to watch the pitching closely, and strike after strike was called when the ball pitched was a good one, though not struck at; the result was to improve the sight of the batsmen wonderfully and to render the playing of a waiting game impossible. Our umpires, one and all, are too easy in this respect, and allow the pitchers to do just what they like.
|Source||New York Clipper|
|Submitted by||Richard Hershberger|
|Origin||Initial Hershberger Clippings|