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Did umpires in any major team ever get the baseballs from a ground pop up dispenser?

by Vincent
(Beverly Hills)

Harvey the Rabbit ~ Oakland A's 1969

Harvey the Rabbit ~ Oakland A's 1969

Vincent asked: I have heard that one major league used a ground pop-up dispensers for getting baseball, just curious if true.



Rick answered: Vincent, thank you for your question.

Harvey the Rabbit, pictured above, would pop up from underground with a basket of new baseballs for the home plate umpire.

The A's owner, Charlie Finley was well known for his interesting promotions and gimmicks.

Until you see it, it's hard to believe it.

Yours in baseball,

Rick

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