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April 8, 1991 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mud itself is a deeply held family secret--sort of like the formula for Coca-Cola--but 70-year-old Burns Bintliff will tell you this much: Major league baseball would be in a real pickle if it wasn't for his Lena Blackburne Rubbing Mud Co. Although practically no one in professional baseball knows his name, Bintliff, a retired carpenter with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, is the sole purveyor of the mud umpires rub on six dozen baseballs before every major league baseball game.
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April 8, 1991 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mud itself is a deeply held family secret--sort of like the formula for Coca-Cola--but 70-year-old Burns Bintliff will tell you this much: Major league baseball would be in a real pickle if it wasn't for his Lena Blackburne Rubbing Mud Co. Although practically no one in professional baseball knows his name, Bintliff, a retired carpenter with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, is the sole purveyor of the mud umpires rub on six dozen baseballs before every major league baseball game.
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