Sport: Royal Thumbing

Two masters of the art of umpire-baiting met in Pittsburgh last week. As they and their hardy apprentices tangled with two baitable Men in Blue, the sound & fury easily cleared the fences of Forbes Field.

It began in the first inning of a four-game series between the rowdy Pittsburgh Pirates and the noisy Brooklyn Dodgers. Umpire George Barr called Pirate Bob Elliott out at home, and got not-too-gently pushed for his pains. He promptly ordered Elliott out of the game. When Manager Frank (ex-"Fordham Flash") Frisch hurled a caustic comment from the bench, he too got the royal thumb. Elliott drew...

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