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Ed Hurley

Ed Hurley (Baseball.  Born, Holyoke, MA, Sept. 20, 1908; died, Boston, MA, Nov. 12, 1969.)  An A.L. umpire for 19 years (1947-65), Edwin Henry Hurley was the umpire who called the four pitches balls in 1951 when Eddie Gaedel, the midget hired by Bill Veeck, batted for the St. Louis Browns.

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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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