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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

Age: Died at 77 (1900-1977)

Birthplace: Keytesville, Missouri, United States of America

Profession: Umpire, American football player

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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

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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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

Age: 64

Birthplace: Waltham, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Umpire, Writer

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

Age: Died at 76 (1859-1935)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Umpire, Baseball player

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