TRUE STORY ABOUT "PEPPER" PAIRE DAVIS
By John B. Holway
In one game I slid into second, and the throw beat me by quite a bit, but I slid away from the bag, and the tag missed me.
Lou Rympkus, the umpire, was a pro football player, about 6'4" and weighed 280. He was on the wrong side of the play and called me out. He was bent over with his thumb up in the air, and I jumped up and whirled around and said, "What!" and my right hand caught him under the chin and decked him. There he was, laying on the ground, saying, "Pepper, I guess you know you're out of the game for this."