The trouble which has often arisen over the appointment of umpires for college baseball games led the representatives of the baseball associations of Harvard and Yale to take measures this year to agree on some definite arrangement for securing umpires for the series of games between the two colleges.
The plan finally agreed upon is this: To President N. E. Young of the National League is to be intrusted the duty of appointing for the Harvard-Yale contests, umpires from his own staff, who shall be approved by one graduate of each college. The identity of the man chosen will then remain secret until he shall appear uniformed upon the field.
The plan will probably be used in all the important games of both colleges if the consent of the other colleges if the consent of the other colleges can be obtained. The University of Pennsylvania has already agreed to the proposal.