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List of famous umpires, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top umpires in the world? This includes the most prominent umpires, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable umpires is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic umpires were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned umpires.

Examples of people on this list include Lon Warneke and Thomas Lynch.

From reputable, prominent, and well known umpires to the lesser known umpires of today, these are some of the best professionals in the umpire field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous umpires ever?" and "What are the names of famous umpires?" then you're in the right place. (294 items)
Cal Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Umpires
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Robert Calvin Hubbard was a professional American football player and Major League Baseball umpire. After playing football at Centenary College and Geneva College, Hubbard played in the National Football League between 1927 and 1936 for the New York Giants, Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Pirates. ...more

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Age: Died at 77 (1900-1977)

Birthplace: Keytesville, Missouri, United States of America

Profession: Umpire, American football player

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#64 on The Best Green Bay Packers of All Time

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Jocko Conlan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Umpires
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John Bertrand "Jocko" Conlan was an American Hall of Fame umpire who worked in the National League from 1941 to 1965. He had a brief career as an outfielder with the Chicago White Sox before entering umpiring. He umpired in five World Series and six All-Star Games. He was elected to the Baseball ...more

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Age: Died at 90 (1899-1989)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Umpire, Baseball player

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Dave Pallone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Umpires
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Dave Pallone


David Michael Pallone is a former Major League Baseball umpire who worked in the National League from 1979 to 1988. During Pallone's career, he wore uniform number 26. ...more

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Age: 64

Birthplace: Waltham, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Umpire, Writer

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Hank O'Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Umpires
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Henry M. O'Day, nicknamed "The Reverend", was an American right-handed pitcher and later an umpire and manager in Major League Baseball. After a seven-year major league playing career, he worked as a National League umpire for 30 seasons between 1895 and 1927. O'Day umpired in ten World Series – ...more

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Age: Died at 76 (1859-1935)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Umpire, Baseball player

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#58 on The Best Cincinnati Reds Managers of All Time

#30 on The Best Chicago Cubs Managers of All Time

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Nestor Chylak is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Umpires
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Nestor George Chylak, Jr. was an American umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the American League from 1954 to 1978. He umpired in three ALCS, serving as crew chief in 1969 and 1973. He also called five World Series, serving as the crew chief in 1971 and 1977. He also worked in six ...more

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Age: Died at 60 (1922-1982)

Birthplace: Olyphant, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Umpire

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Bill McGowan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Umpires
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Bill McGowan


William Aloysius McGowan was an American umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the American League from 1925 to 1954. McGowan founded the second umpire school in the United States. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992. ...more

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Age: Died at 58 (1896-1954)

Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America

Profession: Umpire

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Thomas Lynch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Umpires
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Thomas Lynch


Thomas J. Lynch was an umpire in Major League Baseball for 13 seasons, all of which were in the National League, between the years of 1888 and 1902. Known as an honest, but sometimes brash umpire, he later became NL president in 1910 as a compromise among the major league owners. Although his time ...more

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Age: Died at 65 (1859-1924)

Birthplace: New Britain, Connecticut, United States of America

Profession: Umpire

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Art Passarella


Arthur Matthew "Art" Passarella was an American professional baseball umpire and actor. He worked in the American League from 1941 to 1942, and again from 1945 to 1953. He missed two years due to military service in World War II. Passarella umpired 1,668 major league games in his career. He umpired ...more

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Age: Died at 72 (1909-1981)

Birthplace: USA, New York, Rochester

Profession: Umpire, Actor

Credits: Damn Yankees

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