Thursday, October 25, 2012

I Would Be Remiss If I Didn't Pass This Along

The game between the Cincinnati Union and Wilmington Clubs was brought to a close in the middle of the fourth inning, when Umpire Dutton was struck in the mouth by a foul ball and seriously - it was at first thought fatally - injured.  The score stood 5 to 3 in favor of Cincinnati.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, September 5, 1884

I don't know why but I'm rather fascinated by 19th century umpire injuries.  And only slightly amused.  

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