Clipping:Umpire to call foul balls immediately; balls on the line are fair
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|Date||Monday, April 7, 1873|
In calling foul balls, the umpire must call “foul” the moment he sees the ball is falling back of the lines of the bases, and not wait, as formerly, until the ball touches the ground. No ball is foul unless it touches the ground back of the base-line. If it touches the line it is fair.
|Source||Philadelphia All-Day City Item|
|Submitted by||Richard Hershberger|
|Origin||Initial Hershberger Clippings|