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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 25, 1912, Image 20

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THE UMPIRE'S 'GOING TO BE A HERO FOR ONE DAY
Biddy Bishop, originator of Umpire Day, and sketch showing how
that badly used individual will look on August 25.
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"Umpire Day" the one day in
the baseball season when the
"Royal Red Hot Fan" takes off
his hat and bows politely and
says, "Whatever you say is right,
Mr. Umpire" will odour in the
Northwestern league August 25.
There will be no disputes that
"day. From the bat boy to the
team managers and the ticket
takers to the grandstander and
bleacherite, all will pay tribute to
his umps.
In Tacoma, where "Umpire
Day" had its birth, the creation of
Geo. W. Bishop, "better known in
Jhe sporting and sport writing
world as "Biddy" Bishop, there
will be quite a celebration. The
umpire, yet to be selected, will be
presented with a monster bouquet
of roses and some little tribute
from each of the players, manag
ers, magnates and members of
the press.
Last year Umpire Jakey Baum
garten was honored on "Umpire
Day" in Tacoma and made him
self solid by breaking up his bou7
quets and distributing the roses
among the women fans.
The honor this yea'r lies be
tween Umpire Toman and Um
pire Van Haltren in the North
western league. At-the last na-
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