Archive for the tag 'umpires'

Have You Ever Had the Urge? (1968)

Some 4,000 fans watched, slightly stunned, as Stump interrupted what appeared to be a roaring argument between Deegan and managers Jack Krol of Cedar Rapids and Rac Slider of Waterloo with a pie.

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Umpire Huddle Leads to Protest (1962)

Kuklenski grounded to Ron Henderson at second base, but the infielder couldn’t make a throw because First Baseman Bob Iglesias was watching Novick and Williams. As a result, Kuklenski was called back to bat again.

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Specs (~1946)

The Umpire Cards–really they were repurposed Player Cards–were maintained by The Sporting News from around 1910 to about 1985. All the umpire cards are available on Retrosheet; the TSN player cards are not available anywhere.

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Ump Simon Has a Picnic and Sits Down on the Job (1966)

Tom Simon, veteran showman of the Midwest League’s umpire staff, pulled some new tricks here, August 22.

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Gruenwald Bows Out (1965)

[Midwest League president James] Gruenwald said he wanted to devote more time to private life and his vice-presidency of the Davenport Bank and Trust Company.

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Cortesio

Last summer was Ria’s fifth Southern League season, which is a really long single-league stint for a minor league ump. Since she didn’t receive a mid-season promotion, her release from the Umpire Development Program (UDP) was pretty much inevitable. She got the word, from Mike Fitzpatrick, a week or so ago.

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Lugnuts Notes: Series at Home vs. the Quad City River Bandits

I’ve now seen Carlos Febles enough to begin to appreciate what he brings to the game. He’s really very loud–chatters incessantly on the field. He looks to be a fine fielder, for this level. He’s got good baserunning skills, though not enough baserunning smarts. And he gets hit by pitches regularly (a beanball on Monday, which didn’t seem to faze him, though it bounded into the stands over the visitors dugout).

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