This Week in Odessa History
Week of May 14
Last updated 5/18/2020 at 11:02pm
100 years ago
May 14, 1920
The Odessa vs. Davenport ball game [town team, not high school] broke up in a row in the seventh inning with Odessa leading 5-4. A questionable call was made by the Davenport umpire at home plate after a short fly ball that landed foul, and the Davenport player at third headed for home. Odessa team members and fans said the runner never touched the plate, but the ump ruled him safe.
It was also claimed that the runner was off base at the time of the foul pop-up and never returned to tag the base. The umpire insisted that his decision should stand, and Odessa capt...
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