On December 26, 1906 — 1906 – National League umpire Hank O’Day suggests that the batter’s box be outlined with white rubber strips rather than chalk, making it impossible for hitters to erase the lines. But the rule will never be implemented.

 


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Baseball Reference December 26

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National Pastime December 26

National Pastime December 26

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