It was like Joe West meets the Wild West.Minor league umpire L.S. Raphun threatened to shoot a fan on June 29, 1910. MORE: Minor league manager loses his cool and shoes | Who's dragging down Fox's baseball coverage?Raphun and two spectators in Lancaster, Pa. were passionately rehashing a play from the previous night’s Class C Ohio-Pennsylvania League game. The discussion escalated and one of

the fans slapped the umpire, who responded by drawing a revolver and pointing it at the fan. No shots were fired. “Policemen were called and Raphun was arrested, but later released until a hearing could be held,” the Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball recapped.“He went back to the grounds and umpired the game without further incident,” the 1911 Reach Official American League Baseball Guide wrote.Yes, you read that correctly. An umpire pulled a gun on a fan, got arrested and still worked the game that night. It's safe to say a similar event in 2015 would bring stronger reactions and penalties.Raphun kept his job and kept umpiring, bouncing around various minor leagues for the next two decades.Later in his career, on July 2, 1928, Raphun blew an extra-inning call at second base in an Orlando vs. St. Petersburg Class D Florida State League game. The Evening Independent's coverage the next day captured the hostility of the fans, writing “Umpire Raphun made a miserable showing, a discredit to any league.”The St. Petersburg fans provoked him that night, but this time, the older, mellower Raphun kept his gun in the holster.Tim Hagerty is the broadcaster for the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas, and is on Twitter at @MinorsTeamNames. He is also the author of "Root for the Home Team: Minor League Baseball's Most Off-the-Wall Team Names."