Sport: Bean Balls

"Mr. Cochrane's condition has improved. The signs are encouraging."

Mr. Cochrane was Gordon Stanley ("Mickey") Cochrane, catcher and manager of the Detroit Tigers. His condition, concussion of the brain and a triple skull fracture, was the result of being hit on the head by a baseball thrown by Pitcher Irving ("Bump") Hadley of the New York Yankees. Pitcher Hadley had hit Catcher Cochrane accidentally. Nonetheless, the mishap, which baseball experts predicted would end both Catcher Cochrane's playing career and the chances of the Tigers to win the American League pennant this season, revived an uproar about "bean balls" which has been a...

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