Ellis Clary played in the majors for a few years, mostly during World War II, but spent most of his adult life scouting for Calvin Griffith. His area was the south, and he ran with a group of scouts who dubbed themselves "The Underground."
One day he and the others in the Underground are watching a game in a small Alabama town, and Clary is stricken with a heart attack. His buddies get him an ambulance and have him taken to a hospital in Mobile.
There Clary wakes up in his hospital bed and finds Atley Donald, fellow Undergrounder, sitting at his side.
Clary hoarsely whispers, "Atley, will you do me a favor?"
"Certainly, Ellis, anything," Donald replies.
"Will you find that ambulance and get the mileage so I can put it on my expense sheet?"