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You’re the Umpire!

March 6, 2010 |  9:00 am



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March 6, 1960: Hot Stove League March 6, 1960

Last season, before the Dodgers' first in Los Angeles, The Times ran a series called "Meet the Dodgers" telling readers about the ballplayers moving to their town.

Now that the Dodgers were a known quantity, it was on to the details of baseball.

That's the only reason I can figure for "As a Hot Stove League Umpire, You Call It," a series of baseball quizzes about the rules of the game.

The first question asks whether a game-winning home run is really a home run when one player on base when the ball was hit doesn't finish running around the bases.

I must admit, I love these kind of features in the old sports sections. Reminds me of those Baseball Digest issues I read cover to cover for years.

--Keith Thursby


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