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George Magerkurth

George Magerkurth (Baseball. Born, McPherson, KS, Dec. 30, 1888; died, Rock Island, IL, Oct. 7, 1966.) Two incidents stand out in the memory of New York fans about the 19-year career of N.L. umpire George Levi Magerkurth. Thanks to a Daily News photo, the one most fans recall is his being attacked Sept. 16, 1940, […]

Lee Ballanfant

Lee Ballanfant (Baseball.  Born, Waco, TX, Dec. 27, 1895; died, Dallas, TX, July 15, 1987.)  A broken leg while playing in the old Texas Association led Edward Lee Ballanfant to start umpiring in the same league the next season.  Ballanfant umpired 10 seasons in the minors before moving up from the Texas League to the […]

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