The Third Inning
Thinking Brewer’s pitcher, Jack Knott, had whacked Dunlap intentionally, Dutch Zwilling, the Blues manager, charged the mound and began pummeling Knott.
Arthur Shires, the Brewer’s first baseman and a one-time pugilist, dashed to Knott’s defense and quickly subdued Zwilling. At this point, a Blues fan, displeased with the turn of events, jumped the gate and charged Shires. Which is where the aforementioned, Garland Buckeye, stepped or rather leapt in.
In an uncharacteristically agile move, Buckeye jumped from the dugout and tackled the disgruntled fan. It was a vertical leap of at least six feet. The amount of energy and power needed to take 260-plus pounds of muscle, bone, sinew, and fat and launch that 260-plus pounds from the depths of a dugout to the height of the field and into the air is nothing short of amazing, a miracle of God’s design perhaps.