(Drive In [baseball] buy Stan Payne, May 20, 1950. Image Number: 004-10545.jpg

Caption under photo: “Pete Grammas, Sky Sox third baseman, barrelled into third base and Omaha third sacker Bob Rausch dived into the dirt in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday afternoon. Cause of all the action was a wild throw by Omaha catcher Nick Adzick, who was attempting to snare Grammas when the latter moved from second base on a bassed ball. Grammas picked himself out of the dirt to score the eighth run of the game for the Sockers. Unfortunately, Omaha tallied five in the eleventh to win, 13-8.” Photo appeared in the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph on May 21, 1950, page 2b.

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2 Responses to PPLD Historic Photo of the Day, 9/2/11: Sky Sox

  1. This is the first time I’ve seen the word “Bassed Ball” ever used. A great bit of arcane usage worth a beer someplace, sometime! I only wish I knew what it meant.

  2. colomtngirl says:

    I liked “third sacker”. My position, never heard that term before :)


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