Much comment has been made about a decision of the umpire Mr. Mack in the game played at Keokuk on the 13th inst., between the Brown Stockings and Westerns. Mr. Mack's card below, will at once settle the unfounded rumor of his admitting making an erroneous decision.
St. Louis, May 15, 1875.
Editor St. Louis Republican - Dear Sir: In the Keokuk papers of the 14th inst., and in a telegraphic report of the game played in that town on Thursday last, I had the honor to officiate as umpire, and am represented as "making an erroneous decision and afterwards admitting it." I simply desire to say that my belief at the time was in accordance with the decision given and subsequent investigation have satisfied me that the same was entirely correct. Yours truly, D. Mack.
-St. Louis Republican, May 16, 1875
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