Western Union Telegraph from the August G. Herrimann Papers
February 25, 1908
From: Frank C. Bancroft, Manager of the Cincinnati Reds 1880-1902 and Business Manager of club for 30 years until his death in 1921.
To: August G. Herrimann, President of the National Baseball Commission from 1903 to 1920 (analogous to the role of Baseball Commissioner today).
Sent from Cincinnati to New York City on February 25, 1908
Aug Herrimann, Waldorf
Suggest rule compelling umpire to raise right hand for strikes for benefit of spectators who cannot hear him call them
F C Bancroft