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Bill Evans

Bill Evans (Baseball.  Born, Chicago, IL, Feb. 10, 1884; died, Miami, FL, Jan. 23, 1956.)  Jumping almost directly from the Cornell campus to the major leagues, William George Evans became an A.L. umpire in 1906 at age 23, the youngest ever.  Evans also wrote extensively about umpiring, including a text, “How to Umpire.”  He umpired […]

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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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