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Kirk Muller

Kirk Muller (Hockey. Born, Kingston, Ont., Feb. 8, 1966.) Three of the first four times the Devils’ team M.V.P. award was presented, it was won by left wing Kirk C. Muller (1985, 1987, 1988). Muller was among the best of the early Devils who played for the franchise after its relocation to New Jersey from […]

Babe Pinelli

Babe Pinelli (Baseball.  Born, San Francisco, CA, Oct. 18, 1895; died, Daly City, CA, Oct. 22, 1984.)  On his final called strike as a major league umpire, Ralph Arthur Pinelli sealed Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series.  Pinelli called out pinch-hitter Dale Mitchell to end the fifth game of the Series on […]

Cy Pfirman

Cy Pfirman (Baseball.  Born, Cincinnati, OH, Feb. 27, 1891; died, New Orleans, LA, May 16, 1937.)  It took 12 seasons in nine minor leagues for him to make it, but Charles H. Pfirman remained an N.L. umpire for 15 seasons (1922-36).  Pfirman was assigned to work in 1937 but was too ill to start the […]

Red Flaherty

Red Flaherty (Baseball.  Born, Maynard, MA, Apr. 28, 1918; died, Falmouth, MA, Apr. 1, 1999.)  An A.L. umpire for slightly over 20 seasons, John Francis Flaherty was distinguished by a unique strike call.  When raising his right arm to call a strike, Flaherty would emphatically thrust upward with both his arm and right leg.  He […]

Bill Dineen

Bill Dineen (Baseball.  Born, Syracuse, NY, Apr. 5, 1876; died, Syracuse, NY, Jan. 13, 1955.)  A righthander who had a 12-season career (1898-1909) in the majors, William Henry Dineen is probably much better remembered for his 29-season career as an A.L. umpire.  Dineen worked the first All-Star Game in Chicago in 1933 and seven World […]

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