You Win Some, You Lose Some


Thank you, Darrell Pittman, for your reminder of this game. Buffs Manager Del Wilber was “plenty hot” that day.

You Win Some, You Lose Some

HOUSTON, June 4 (AP) — The Shreveport Sports scored two runs in the seventh to come from behind and take a 3-2 protested decision from the Houston Buffs here Saturday night. The Sports’ runs came with one out when [Lewis] Davis doubled with [Howard] Auman and [Vernon] Petty on base.

Manager Del Wilber of Houston protested the game with two out in the third inning with Bud Hardin at the plate. Hardin swung at a pitched ball and when the bat connected with the ball, the bat broke in two with the ball rolling into fair territory. The top part of the bat then hit the ball for the second time, knocking it into left field over third base.

The umpires first ruled it a base hit and Hardin held first base. However, following a consultation between the umpires, it was ruled that any ball hit a second time on the same play by a bat, the batter is out.

~ Galveston Daily News, June 5, 1949.

Del Wilber, Catcher & Playing Manager 1949 Houston Buffs

Del Wilber, Catcher
& Playing Manager
1949 Houston Buffs


Bill McCurdy

Publisher, Editor, Writer

The Pecan Park Eagle

Houston, Texas


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One Response to “You Win Some, You Lose Some”

  1. stanfromtacoma Says:

    Rick Wilber wrote a critically acclaimed book of essays about taking care of his father in the last year’s of Del’s life.

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