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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Former MLB and two-time World Series umpire Chuck Meriwether dies at 63

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former major league umpire Chuck Meriwether, who was behind the plate when the Boston Red Sox ended their championship drought in 2004, died Saturday. He was 63.

Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement hours before Game 4 of the World Series. Meriwether had been ill with cancer and died at home in Nashville, Tennessee.

Meriwether called his first big league game in 1987, was promoted to the full-time American League staff in 1993 and worked for 18 years. He then became a major league umpire supervisor for nine years.

Meriwether had the plate in Game 4 when the Red Sox ended their 86-year title absence by beating St. Louis at Busch Stadium. He also did the 2007 World Series when Boston swept Colorado.

 

QLE Posted: October 27, 2019 at 12:05 AM | 1 comment(s)
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Friday, June 28, 2019

MLB umpire going to bat for teen at center of Lakewood youth baseball brawl

His heart went out to Cordova, the 13-year-old who was umpiring a Bear Creek Junior Sports Association baseball game in Lakewood on June 15 where a brawl broke out among the adults in attendance. Video footage of the scrum almost immediately went viral, and Lakewood police subsequently issued citations for disorderly conduct to a dozen spectators, ranging in ages from 24 to 55, who were reportedly involved in the skirmish.

“So I was sickened, really. I couldn’t believe this happened,” Guccione said. “It is embarrassing. It’s a 7-year-old game with a 13-year-old umpire? Come on.”

Umps have to stick together, and Guccione was so moved by Cordova’s composure under the circumstances that he invited the teen and his family to be his guests at the Rockies-Dodgers game Sunday at Coors Field.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 28, 2019 at 10:05 PM | 0 comment(s)
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