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Old Wed Jul 04, 2007, 07:29pm
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Who was the plate umpire who refused to call a hit batsmen against Don Drysdale, thus perserving Drysdale's scoreless innings streak in 1968?
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Old Wed Jul 04, 2007, 07:43pm
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Who was the plate umpire who refused to call a hit batsmen against Don Drysdale, thus perserving Drysdale's scoreless innings streak in 1968?
Harry Wendelstadt.
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Old Wed Jul 04, 2007, 07:56pm
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Ed Sudol was the home-plate umpire on May 31, 1964, the first extra innings game ever at Shea Stadium. It came in the second game of a twin bill with San Francisco and lasted 23 innings. He also worked the plate in the 25-inning game the Mets and Cardinals played on Sept. 11, 1974, at Shea, which is the longest game by time, and the 24-inning game the Mets and Astros played at the Astrodome on April 15, 1968, which was the longest extra innings game with out a score, 22 innings.

Welll......that Mets/Giants doubleheader is:

1)the longest doubleheader by time in MLB history

2) Game two is the second longest game time-wise in MLB history - second only to the White Sox/Brewers debacle in 1986 (Jim Evans behind the plate, btw)- but THAT game was suspended and continued later, so that Met game is the game played the longest uninterrupted.

3) And is tied with the 86 game as the longest game, by innings, played to a conclusion - the 1920 Brooklyn/Boston Braves 26 inning 1-1 tie is the longest game (26 innings)...but nobody won!

Game 1 was around 2:25 or so, while Game 2 was an excruciating 7:23 -without stopping

I have a friend who was working at Shea that year selling beer, and he said that by the 14th inning, all the vendors and stands had run out of EVERYthing, and that all the Harry M Stevens workers ended up sleeping in the upper deck by games end. The doubleheader started with about 50,000 people there to start...about 500 were there at the end....

Ed Kranepool had been with the Mets AAA club in Buffalo the day before, and played both games of a doubleheader. Right after the game, he was informed the Mets had called him back up - so Kranepool drove overnight directly to Shea, took about a 2 hour nap, and proceeded to play EVERY inning of BOTH games!

Willie Mays was actually moved to SS for a few innings around the 13th or 14th inning....

The Mets/Astros game is still the longest shutout by innings, and the Cards/Mets game is tied with that Sox/Brewers game as the longest night game by innings in history...although, again, they played that Met game uninterrupted also!

You don't think Sudol had a BIG zone, do you?

www.retrosheet.org has the box scores of all these games -poor Ron Swoboda went 0/10 in the 1968 game - that would take a month to make up!

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/recbooks/rb_gmlg.shtml

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oops...the White Sox/Brewers marathon was 1984
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Old Thu Jul 05, 2007, 09:48am
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o.k....For what is umpire Dennis Cregg most famous for?

(And the answer is NOT being a PBUC evaluator).
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Old Thu Jul 05, 2007, 03:20pm
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Plate umpire of the longest game, 33 innings,Pawtucket vs Rochester, 1981. Dennis Cregg
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Old Thu Jul 05, 2007, 03:24pm
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Plate umpire of the longest game, 33 innings,Pawtucket vs Rochester, 1981. Dennis Cregg
We have a winner. I actually heard "the rest of the story" from him over dinner one night when I was in the minors and he had just evaluated me as a PBUC evaluator.
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Old Thu Jul 05, 2007, 03:30pm
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What umpire called four balls on Eddie Gaedel?
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Old Thu Jul 05, 2007, 04:12pm
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Ed Hurley.
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Old Fri Jul 06, 2007, 03:57pm
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Who was the umpire on the field for Aaron's 715th home run and also for Rose's 4,191st hit?
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Old Fri Jul 06, 2007, 08:41pm
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Fred Brocklander?
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Old Fri Jul 06, 2007, 09:53pm
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Who was the umpire on the field for Aaron's 715th home run and also for Rose's 4,191st hit?
The rules say you have to answer a question to ask one.
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Old Fri Jul 06, 2007, 10:14pm
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Sorry. The thread had been dead for a few days so I asked the question.

Nope, not Brocklander.

He was behind the plate for Rose's game.
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Old Fri Jul 06, 2007, 10:49pm
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OK gang, the idea is simple. A question will be asked, relating to umpires, and there will be a 24 hour window to correctly answer the question. If the question is answered correctly, the poster who answered the question will have the right to ask the next question. If however, the question is answered incorrectly, or the poster answers his own question, then the right to ask the next question will remain with the OP.

Confused yet???

OK I'll start. In game three of the 1975 World Series between the BoSox and the Big Red Machine, Ed Armbrister laid a sac bunt and collided with Reds catcher Carlton Fisk who made an error on the throw that cost the Reds game three. The HP umpire ruled the contact incidental, so no interference was applied. Who was that HP umpire?
I don't believe the error (and no call) cost the Reds that game
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Old Sat Jul 07, 2007, 03:37am
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Who was the umpire on the field for Aaron's 715th home run and also for Rose's 4,191st hit?
That would be the late Lee Weyer, who worked the plate that night (Rose). Rose singled in his first at bat, and tripled in the 7th inning off (the late also) Eric Show. Weyer was at 3rd base for Aaron's 715th.

Next question: What umpire had the same nickname as a famous legume, and was the plate umpire in the famous Norman Rockwell painting, "The Bottom of The Sixth?" Hint: He was a National League umpire who favored the outside "Balloon" chest protector.
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