Clipping:Umpire reluctant to enforce balls and strikes

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Date Saturday, August 22, 1868
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[Keystone vs. Eckford 8/21/1868] Mr. Smith, as umpire, was as impartial in his judgments as a man could be, but he seemed top have a decided objection to bear down heavily with the rules on the pitchers and batters, and to that fact may be attributed the extraordinary length [3:35] of the game.

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

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