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John Gaffney, the 'King of Baseball Umpires"...
Item # 631448
May 29, 1888
THE PUBLIC LEDGER, Philadelphia, May 29, 1888 Page 5 has a notable article: "The League Umpires" "President Young to Stand by His Staff--Gaffney's System Endorsed". John Gaffney was nicknamed the "King of Umpires", being baseball's first great umpire. He played a pioneering role in the use of Multiple umpires in baseball games. (see Wikipedia for more)
Six pages, very large folio size, minor margin tears, a bit loose at the spine. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.
Category: Post-Civil War