Sport: Boner

Most baseball umpires depend on their tongues and fists for protection against irate ballplayers. Umpire Bill Wilson was better equipped one night last week, when, at Fort Worth during a game between the San Antonio Missions and the Fort Worth Cats, the whole Mission team sprang toward him when, in the ninth, with the score tied, he called a Fort Worth player safe at home. Mr. Wilson instinctively pulled a knife.

"I was as surprised as anyone in the park when I saw it in my hand," wailed Ump Wilson, trying to explain his unprecedented behavior. "It was the worst boner I...

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