Sport: Spitter

Burleigh Grimes will long be remembered as one of baseball's burliest bully boys. As a major-league pitcher, his spitball was almost as famed as his spats with umpires. As a major-league manager, his particular brand of umpire-baiting made all his colleagues look like little Lord Fauntleroys. Last week Old Burley, now 47 and manager of the minor-league Grand Rapids Club, reminded baseball fans that he has not lost his stuff. For spitting tobacco juice in an umpire's face, he was banished from organized baseball for one year, the stiffest punishment a manager ever...

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