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By Terrie Schmidt-Crosby
The Record 

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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