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Lord Byron

Lord Byron (Baseball.  Born, Detroit, MI, Sept. 8, 1872; died, Ypsilanti, MI, Dec. 27, 1955.)  Known as “the singing umpire,” William J. Byron had a propensity for singing on the field, often emphasizing his calls with rhymes and tunes.  Byron was a National League umpire for seven seasons (1913-19) and sometimes offended fans with his lyrics.  [...]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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