Clipping:Praise for the double umpire system

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Date Sunday, May 26, 1889

Those who witnessed the games of base ball last week, on the Boston grounds, can hardly fail to have been struck with the great success of the double-umpire system as there practiced. There has been no improvement in the regulations of the games of a long time that equaled it in importance. It was made evident to the eyes of the observing spectator that here must have been constantly wrong decisions upon the bases under the old system, scarcely a game occurring without them, and balls and strikes were far better decided under the new arrangement than under that of inspecting them from behind the pitcher, which has lately been practised. Umpire Lynch, who is acting alone this week, is one of the most satisfactory men in the business, but he ought to have an aid; indeed, he is reported to have said himself that the double-umpire system was a necessity.

Source Indianapolis Journal
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Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings


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