Did umpires ever get the baseballs from a ground pop up dispenser?
Does a Home plate baseball umpire ever run out of balls during a game?
Were spalding baseballs used during the 1970's?
Asked in Vietnam War, US Army, Army Rangers
Did the US army ever train soldiers to throw a baseball as a sneak attack on the enemy?
How many innings must a starting pitcher pitch to get a win?
Asked in Baseball
Has a baseball player ever fought an umpire?
History states that Ty Cobb fought several umpires during his career, none on the field of play. This was at a time when umpires were shown very little respect and it was not unusual for players to attempt to intimidate umpires on the field. If players tried to do something like that in today's game they would be suspended immediately and probably for a very long time.
Asked in Salary and Pay Rates, Softball, Youth Sports
What is the salary of a little league softball umpire?
normally they get $35 a game.. here in Massachusetts that is what we pay our umpires. Actually, the Little League rulebook states that all umpires must be non-paid volunteers. The correct answer should be that a little league umpire has a salary of zero dollars. This is true. As someone who has been an umpire in a Little League World Series I can verify (per the Little League rulebook and Operating Manual) That LL umpires are volunteers and should take no compensation. If you have ever taken any money to umpire a Little League game you will be banned from ever umpiring in a state tournament, regional tournament, and a Little League World Series should LL International find out. Many of us, however, are also umpires for several other umpire organizations for higher level ball that do pay umpires rather well.
Do umpires ever freeze baseballs before a game?
I'm quite certain they do not in any way tamper with the baseballs other than rubbing them up with a special clay. However, years ago the late Joe Engel, then owner of the Class AA Chattanooga Lookouts, froze a number of baseballs prior to a game during which a lucky fan would receive a house if his or her ticket stub number was selected. Engel knew there would be an over-flow crowd for this game, meaning he would have to rope off the outfield for the spill-over of fans to stand. He also knew there would likely be a number of balls hit past the rope and kept as souvenirs by the fans. Therefore, he put the baseballs in the freezer to reduce the distance they would travel, thus preventing the loss of balls to the crowd which, incidentally, numbered better than 20,000, a record that might still stand for a game in the Southern League.
Asked in Human and Animal Interaction, Beavers
Do beavers ever create a nest in a hole in the ground?
Asked in Baseball Memorabilia, Decade - 1930s
Would a baseball with the Reach logo on it be an authentic major league ball from the 1930s?
American League baseballs with the Reach Trademark had Red & Blue stitching, and the National League Spalding Trademark baseballs had Black & Red stitching up until about 1934/35 when in both league started using only red stitching. Reach was producing American League baseballs until Rawlings took over around 1970, and Rawlings have been making major league baseballs ever since. Your baseball could be dated by the name of the league president stamped on the baseball. For a list of League presidents, pictures, and values of the baseballs see Related Links below.
Official baseball maker?
Asked in Football - Australian Rules
How did they get the umpires for the first ever match of afl?
Asked in Chicago White Sox, World Series
Has the Chicago White Sox ever won the world series?
Asked in Baseball Equipment
What year was the rawling baseball introduced to major league baseball?
Rawlings Official Major League Baseballs The Spalding company produced National League baseballs, amd along with their American League Reach label were producing Major league baseball for about 100 years. The Rawlings company took over in 1977, and Rawlings have been making Major League baseballs ever since. During the 2000 season Rawlings introduced the newly designed official Major League baseballs that also features the MLB Silhouetted Batter logo. Changing from the Official American League, and Official National League baseballs, the Official Major League baseball replaced both balls that were used.