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Johnny Allen sweatshirt sleeve incident...

Item # 567833

June 08, 1938

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, June 8, 1938 

* Johnny Allen - Cleveland Indians pitcher 
* Red sweatshirt sleeve incident 

This 48 page newspaper has two column headlines on page 30: "Indians Vanquish Red Sox, 7-5, Tallying Twice in Ninth Inning" "Hits by Lary, Hale, Averill Decide Issue---Allen Refuses to Change Tattered Shirt and Draws $250 Fine" with box scores.

Tells of game in which the home plate umpire ordered Indian's pitcher Johnny Allen to shortened his right sweatshirt sleeve because it was distracting. Allen refused and walked off the field. This incident lead the way in making a MLB rule concerning the length of sleeve for pitchers.

Other news of the day throughout. Light browning with little margin wear, otherwise in good condition.

Category: The 20th Century