On January 8, 1898 — 1898 – National League president Nick Young announces the more experienced umpire will stay behind the plate when the new two-umpire system is instituted. Previously, the single umpire would stand behind the pitcher only with men on base.

 


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Baseball Reference January 8

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National Pastime January 8

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