1954 - Kid Elberfeld's Time Line
May 15, 1954 - The Brooklyn Daily Eagle - NY - KID GIVES WARNING - Some batsmen take the law into their own hands. Kid Elberfeld was playing down in the Southern League when a pitcher returned fro the shadow of the after a killing. Dixie Walker - not our Dixie, of course, was pitching against the Kid's outfit. "So you're a killer. eh?" jeered Elberfeld. "You used to like to throw at heads before you beat the murder rap, didn't you? Well, let me tell you something, tough guy. You throw that ball at me -- and I'll wrap this bat around your neck." Killer Walker served the Kid four straight balls, all on the outside.
October 9, 1954 - Corsicana Daily Sun, TX - If there was a pitcher on the team over-boxed by Griffith it was Clark himself. Any time there was trouble in came Griff and his floater. Then there was more trouble. When Griff started his hesitation wind-up Kid Elberfeld of the Tigers would step across the plate and bat on the opposite. Clark would come out of his gummy spiral and be surprised to gander a different batter at the plate. When he finally thew the ball it hung in the air like smog in London.
December 8, 1954 - The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, NY - WESTERN STUFF - Kid Elberfeld of the old Highlanders, man and boy, did considerably more than his share of bristling. For years the Tabasco Kid carried on a personal feud with Silk O'Laughlin, the fabulous American League arbiter. But Elberfeld didn't use his mouth except to swear through it. The Kid would come close quarters and make use of his sharply-spiked shoes. He would stomp at Silk's feet and the umpire would go into his dance. It was like a Western bad man shooting at a tenderfoot's feet to make him jump.