When the WWI vet behind the plate suddenly couldn't see, someone had to step in for him

Kelly, C. Brian
November 2006
Military History;Nov2006, Vol. 23 Issue 8, p82
The article focuses on the action taken by baseball player Birdie Tebbetts to assist Emmett Ormsby, a World War I veteran who had inhaled phosgene gas, when the latter was umpiring in the baseball game between Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers in Illinois. Tebbetts was catching for Detroit and Mike Tresh was behind the plate for Chicago. Ormsby was feeling dizzy and he cannot see during the game, so Tebbetts made an agreement with Tresh to preserve Ormsby's reputation and job.


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