Avada Car Dealer News

Elected in 1996 … Garnerville native … Major League Baseball umpire for 20 years, working in the American League … since 1986, Executive Director of Umpiring for the American League … umpired three World Series    1973 (Mets-Athletics), when he was behind the plate in Game 7, 1978 (Yankees-Dodgers) and 1983 (Orioles-Phillies) … also umpired three All-Star Games (1969, 1975, 1982) and chosen for five American League Championship Series (1970, ’74, ’77, ’81 and ’84, the last of which he didn’t appear because of an umpires’ work stoppage) … he called two no-hitters as a plate umpire, both in 1970 (the Angels’ Clyde Wright and Athletics’ Vida Blue) … was a crew chief for 11 years … made the Major Leagues in 1966 … attended Al Sommers Umpire School in Florida in 1959 and began professional umpiring in 1960 in Class C Northern League … he served in the Army for two seasons, then spent three seasons in Class AA Southern League … played baseball in high school, American Legion, semipro and in military service … continued to play baseball and other sports at Fairleigh Dickinson University … for many years he officiated high school basketball in Rockland during the off-season … has lectured and taught umpiring in Japan, Spain, Holland, Germany, Canada and other places.