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Melissa Underwood
Melissa Underwood Nov 8 '18
The Fall River Brienies went from a swing and a mist to a swing Kris Bryant Jersey and a mi s.The Brienies' Cla s B New England League road game against the Lynn Leonardites on May 20, 1911, unfolded under murky conditions."An east wind blew a thick fog from the ocean acro s the Lynn baseball park," the Brooklyn Kyle Hendricks Jersey Daily Eagle described. "The fog was so thick that persons in the grandstand could barely distinguish the outfielders."MORE: The team that adopted a babyFall River's Buck Weaver came to bat in the seventh inning with blurry sightlines, a runner at first and his team down by a run. Weaver took a mighty swing and hit a ball high and deep. The fly ball vaulted into vapor and vanished."It disappeared in a bank Jason Heyward Jersey of fog and hasn't been found yet," The Washington Herald reported.Outfielders searched for the ball in a state of condensation confusion as Weaver rounded the bases for an inside-the-park, or outside-the-park, home run. Nobody knew for sure.That's when this mystery became a controversy. Lynn manager Frank Leonard argued the game should end because of the dense fog. The umpire agreed and reverted the score back to the previous inning, which was the correct decision by 1911 rules. Anthony Rizzo Cool Base Gray Jersey Weaver's hazy homer was wiped away and Lynn was given a six-inning win.Nobody ever found the ball.Tim Hagerty is the broadcaster for the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas, and is on Twitter at @MinorsTeamNames. He is also the author of"Root for the Home Team: Minor League Baseball's Most Off-the-Wall Kris Bryant Cool Base White JerseyTeam Names."