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Red Ormsby

Red Ormsby (Baseball.  Born, Chicago, IL, Apr. 3, 1895; died, Chicago, IL, Oct. 11, 1962.)  A combat Marine during the First World War, Emmett T. Ormsby was an A.L. umpire for 19 seasons (1923-41).  Ormsby was gassed Nov. 9, 1918, during the Argonne offensive that ended the war.  The armistice was declared two days later, […]

Jocko Conlon

Jocko Conlon (Baseball.  Born, Chicago, IL, Dec. 6, 1899; died, Scottsdale, AZ, Apr. 1, 1989.)  In the wake of a big league career that lasted only 128 games in two seasons (1934-35), John Bertrand Conlon became one of the best (and best-known) umpires of his time.  Conlon actually started his umpiring career while still an […]

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