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Pitcher Claims Rough Spot on Ball Caused Accident; Arbiters Say Alibi is Decidedly Weak One; Players May Refuse to FaceTosser in Game.
Los Angeles Times (1886-1922) - Los Angeles, Calif.
Date: Aug 19, 1920
Start Page: III3
Pages: 1
Section: Sports-Motoring-Filmland-Drama
Abstract (Document Summary)

BOSTON, Aug. 18.--The explanation by Carl Mays of the New York Americans that the killing of Ray Chapman, star shortstop of Cleveland, was due to a rough spot on the ball Mays pitched which caused it to take an unexpected twist, was the subject of a statement today by Umpires William Evans and Willliam Dineon of the American League.

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