May 17, 1929 - The Constitution Tribune (Chillicothe, Missouri) - Elberfeld and Umpire
A Sure Thing Bet.
The story is told of another good line that Guthrie pulled when he was working in the Southern Association.
He called a third strike on a batter :and the batter protested so loudly that Guthrie canned him out of the park.
When he started toward the gate. Kid Elberfeld, the manager of the club sauntered belligerently from the bench squaring his shoulders and hitching up his trousers.
"You didn't throw him out of the game, did yuh? Did yuh?" he shouted with his face close to Guthrie's.
Githrie moved up to him and said with no kind intent:
"Yuh kin win more on dat dan you kin on four aces." [You can win more on that than you can on four aces.]
And the kid went back to the bench laughing.