Sept. 13, 1906 (Thursday)
BY GOSH IT WASN'T A FAKE BODY AFTER ALL; IT WAS MUMMIFIED IN PLASTER: Something strange turned up recently at the famous Carlyle House (right) in Alexandria, Va. -- a body. At first, people thought it might be a fake, but scientists now agree, according to today's Washington Post, that the plaster-encased remains are that of a human body. The final word comes from the Smithsonian's Ales Hrdlicka (left). Identifying the body is another matter. Some think it's John Carlyle, the man who first lived in the house in 1753. Others think it's Gen. Edward Braddock, which some would think would be a fitting end for the man.
A 'GARRISON FINISH' IN DETROIT: In yesterday's game in Detroit, Cleveland led the Tigers by a 4-0 score with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. Amazingly, the Tigers roared back by scoring an incredible 5 runs. The final runs scored on a walk-off bases-loaded triple by Fred Payne. The article in today's Post says, "Detroit fans never witnessed a Garrison finish of its like." That term -- "Garrison finish" -- comes from horse racing, in honor of the come-from-behind wins of jockey "Snapper" Garrison (left).
NEW UMPIRE WILL BE A TOUGH ONE: National League boss Harry Pulliam has hired an umpire who is not expected to take any lip from any players. His name is Charles "Cy" Rigler. Here's how Pulliam described Rigler's method of dealing with an unruly player: "If a man happens to call him one of the usual pet names, he quickly pulls off his mask and chest protector, and, rushing at the player, lets fly a punch at the jaw." Although the article focuses on Rigler's pugnacity, he's going to be known for more than that. He developed the ball-and-strike signals while in the Central League. He made quite an impression upon the game.