Thursday, September 24, 2020

...And His Famous Dad

Yesterday I posted about the TTM return I got from Umpire Jerry Crawford. When I was researching Jerry's history, I was reminded that he's the son of another notable umpire, Shag Crawford, which I mentioned in the post. I saw that Shag had passed away in 2007 at the age of 90, and I had a regret that I never corresponded with him.

I was looking through my binder of non-Angels correspondence/autographs today and guess what...

I did get it!

Shag was an NL umpire from 1956-1975. Man I bet he saw some really great baseball, and ballplayers.
He was on the field for:
 - Koufax's third no-hitter
 - The Marichal/Roseboro Incident
- And, he ejected Orioles manager Earl Weaver in Game 4 of the 1969 Series
amoung others.

I got this return from Shag Crawford sometime prior to 2005.