Clipping:Warm up throws by a relief pitcher
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|Date||Tuesday, April 30, 1889|
[Chicago vs. Indianapolis 4/29/1889] Beginning the tenth inning Anson relieved Krock and put in Dwyer, who was on the card as tenth man. Before he would let him go into the box he told him to limber up his arm. Glasscock demanded that the game should not be delayed. Barnum commanded Dwyer to play ball. Anson told Dwyer to go ahead. Dwyer continued throwing the ball to Burns [third baseman], and Barnum rushed into the diamond to fine him. Anson said: “Hold on; that man has got to have practice. It would be dangerous to go in there and pitch without a little exercise. You can’t stop him either. You have no right to. There is no rule that I know of which empowers you to stop him. If I delay the game over five minutes you can declare it forfeited; that’s all you can do.” Barnum argued the point with Anson, and the crowd yelled “Fine him.” Glasscock got a chance to hit the ball and knocked it away from Dwyer. Flint threw it back and Glasscock again knocked it away. At this juncture Barnum declared that he would fine Dwyer $10 a ball for every ball he would throw if he continued. Dwyer then got into the box. Anson in backing up to first called to Dwyer to “throw it here,” which was done a couple of times before Anson reached his position. The crowd yelled frantically, and Barnum shouted, “Here, Dwyer,” at the top of his voice. Then Dwyer began pitching to the batsman. After the game Anson said: “I didn’t know of any rule against what I did, and was willing to take a chance that I was right.” Barnum said: “It was one of those cases not covered by the rules, and I couldn’t do anything. But I had fully made up my mind to fine Dwyer $10 a ball and see if the fine would not stand if he didn’t mind me.
|Source||” Chicago Tribune|
|Submitted by||Richard Hershberger|
|Origin||Initial Hershberger Clippings|