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Artie Gore

Artie Gore (Baseball.  Born, Cambridge, MA, Nov. 13, 1907; died, Wolfeboro, NH, Sept. 29, 1986.)  Joining the N.L. umpiring staff in 1947, Arthur John Gore became a focal point of dispute following his abrupt dismissal after the 1956 season.  Gore’s firing by N.L. president Warren Giles is considered the starting point of the movement that […]

Augie Donatelli

Augie Donatelli (Baseball.  Born, Heilwood, PA, Aug. 22, 1914; died, St. Petersburg, Fla., May 24, 1990.)  A tailgunner in a B-17 who flew 18 missions over Europe during World War II, August Joseph Donatelli also spent 15 months as a Nazi prisoner of war.  After that, umpiring probably seemed easy, and Donatelli began in 1946 […]

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