Diamond Dust

The Sporting News, November 6, 1886 – Page 5


Dundon, the deaf and dumb pitcher of the Acid Iron Earths, umpired the game at Mobile between the Acids and Mobiles, on October 20. It seems impossible that a mute should be able to umpire, and yet Dundon did so satisfactorily. He used the fingers of the right hand to indicate strikes, the fingers of the left to call balls, a shake of the head decided a man “not out,” and a wave of the hand meant “out.” There was no kicking to speak of in the game.

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