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Frank Umont (Pro football, baseball. Born Staten Island, NY, Nov. 17, 1917; died, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Jan. 20, 1991.) Even without the benefit of college, Frank William Umont was good enough to be a lineman with the wartime Football Giants (1943-45). In 1944, the 5’11”, 220-pound Umont was also employed as a blocking fullback. One of his teammates on the Giants was Hank Soar (q.v.), who helped him with some coaching work and encouraged him to be a baseball umpire. Umont started in 1950 (in the Western Carolina League), advanced to the Piedmont League and then the American Association. He umpired in the A.L. for 20 seasons (1954-73).