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Cal Hubbard

Cal Hubbard (Pro football, baseball.  Born, Keytesville, MO, Oct. 30, 1900; died, St. Petersburg, FL, Oct. 16, 1977.)  Parallel careers as a football player and a baseball umpire made Robert Calvin Hubbard part of the New York sports scene for portions of five decades.  Hubbard came out of Geneva (Penna.) College, joined the Football Giants […]

Hank O’Day

Hank O’Day (Baseball.  Born, Chicago, IL, July 8, 1862; died, Chicago, IL, July 2, 1935.)  After a brief career with the Giants as a pitcher, Henry Frances O’Day embarked on his life’s work as an umpire.  O’Day spent 35 years umpiring in the majors, 34 of them in the N.L. and one in the Players […]

Tom Connolly

Tom Connolly (Baseball.  Born, Manchester, England, Dec. 31, 1870; died, Natick, MA, Apr. 28, 1961.)  The man who for decades defined the difference between N.L. and A.L. umpires was Thomas Henry Connolly.  An N.L. arbiter for two seasons (1898-99), Connolly quit what was then the only major league because of what he felt was a […]

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