Robert Edward Auctions recently received several lots from the estate of baseball historian Al Kermisch. One of the items was a document from 1898 titled "Special Instructions To Players," about "revolting terms used by a limited number of players to intimidate umpires and opposing players." It's filled with quite a few colorful examples of such insults and exclamations and, according to the auction house, is the "most offensive official Major League baseball document that we have ever seen." They're not sure whether to auction it or not so, in the meantime, they've scanned the document and posted it to their blog. What a delight! Link (Thanks, Sean Ness!)
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