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(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)   Harry Wendelstedt makes his final call   (post-gazette.com) divider line 21
    More: Sad, Harry Wendelstedt, full count, Don Drysdale, Orel Hershiser, batter's box, umpire, pine tar, no-hitter  
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2012-03-10 03:46:52 AM
you're out
 
2012-03-10 12:04:52 PM
R.I.P. Harry Caray
 
2012-03-10 12:16:37 PM
RIP HAIRY WELLENSTAFF
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2012-03-10 12:17:14 PM
Harry Wendelstedt makes his final call

Bet he got it wrong
 
2012-03-10 12:24:43 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: Harry Wendelstedt makes his final call

Bet he got it wrong


it hit him, but he did not get the walk, and went into the box.
Drysdale, threw a 2-2 pitch that struck Dick Dietz on the elbow, and the shutout streak seemed to be over. But Mr. Wendelstedt, the plate umpire, immediately ruled that Dietz, didn't try to get out of the way. Mr. Wendelstedt called the pitch a ball and told Dietz to get back in the batter's box.
 
2012-03-10 12:27:07 PM
Born the same date as me, just 39 years before. shiat, I only have about 40 years left.
 
2012-03-10 01:20:46 PM

hbk72777: Born the same date as me, just 39 years before. shiat, I only have about 40 years left.


Eh, he was an umpire. That pretty much means that you're in better shape than he was.
 
2012-03-10 02:07:57 PM
Stealing a line from Posnanski on a different subject: He was a character that had character, and he will be missed.
 
2012-03-10 02:15:15 PM
Done in one.
 
2012-03-10 02:42:54 PM
RIP Umpire Guy.
 
2012-03-10 02:56:16 PM
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RIP Oliver Wendell Holmes
 
2012-03-10 04:01:40 PM
Being that he was behind the plate for 5 no-hitters, you'd have to think he was a pitcher-friendly umpire. Even Lasorda mentions that in the article. I've always despised the umpires that give them "the outside corner" which is a way of saying a pitch that was 5 inches off the plate.
 
2012-03-10 04:12:26 PM
Too bad it wasnt Hunter.
 
2012-03-10 04:40:20 PM

king of vegas: Being that he was behind the plate for 5 no-hitters, you'd have to think he was a pitcher-friendly umpire. Even Lasorda mentions that in the article. I've always despised the umpires that give them "the outside corner" which is a way of saying a pitch that was 5 inches off the plate.


When they say a pitcher 'Spots' the ball well, that's what they mean. A pitcher that can fool an umpire into thinking that a pitch 6 inches outside the strike zone is actually a strike. Maddux may have been the best at it.
 
2012-03-10 05:26:10 PM
There's a rule in the books about batters trying to get out of the way of the pitch, isn't there? I never see it enforced but I've always been under the impression that it exists.
 
2012-03-10 05:28:48 PM
RIP Harry Houdini
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2012-03-10 05:57:24 PM

AngryDesertDweller: RIP Harry Houdini
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there is a Houdini exhibit here in Madison i recently visited.
his first trick was the needle one, were harry swallowed and treaded needed in his throat.
 
2012-03-10 06:08:11 PM
Houdini died of aids
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2012-03-10 10:52:00 PM

9beers: There's a rule in the books about batters trying to get out of the way of the pitch, isn't there? I never see it enforced but I've always been under the impression that it exists.


There was a game last year in which it was called.

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2012-03-10 10:57:13 PM
I saw it called against Joe Blanton with the Phillies. I don't know how to go find the video of it, but the ruled he didn't try to get out of the way and didn't give him the base in an important spot.
 
2012-03-11 05:13:40 AM

9beers: There's a rule in the books about batters trying to get out of the way of the pitch, isn't there? I never see it enforced but I've always been under the impression that it exists.


Rule 6.08(b)2 is the rule you're looking for.

/Youth umpire.
 
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