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List of Famous Umpires

Updated June 14, 2019 37.5k views294 items

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. {#nodes}
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  • Robert Calvin Hubbard (October 31, 1900 – October 17, 1977) was a professional American...  more
  • John Bertrand "Jocko" Conlan (December 6, 1899 – April 16, 1989) was an American baseball...  more
  • Dave Pallone

    David Michael Pallone (born October 5, 1951) is an American former Major League Baseball...  more
  • Henry Martin Francis O'Day (July 8, 1859 – July 2, 1935), nicknamed "The Reverend", was an...  more
  • Nestor George Chylak Jr. (; May 11, 1922 – February 17, 1982) was an American umpire in Major...  more
  • William Aloysius McGowan (January 18, 1896 – December 9, 1954) was an American umpire in Major...  more
  • Thomas Lynch

    Thomas J. Lynch (1859 – February 27, 1924) was an umpire in Major League Baseball for 13...  more
  • Art Passarella

    Arthur Matthew "Art" Passarella was an American professional baseball umpire and actor. He...  more
  • William Joseph Klem, born William Joseph Klimm (February 22, 1874 – September 16, 1951), known...  more
  • William Anderson

    William Patrick Anderson stood as an umpire in two cricket Test matches in 1961–62. He was...  more
  • Ralph Arthur "Babe" Pinelli, born Rinaldo Angelo Paolinelli (October 18, 1895 – October 22,...  more
  • Charles Francis Berry (October 18, 1902 – September 6, 1972) was an American athlete and...  more
  • Robert Vavasour Ferguson (January 31, 1845 – May 3, 1894) was an American infielder, league...  more
  • William George Evans (February 10, 1884 – January 23, 1956), nicknamed "The Boy Umpire", was...  more
  • George Joseph Moriarty (July 7, 1884 – April 8, 1964) was an American third baseman, umpire...  more
  • Edwin Americus Rommel (September 13, 1897 – August 26, 1970) was an American right-handed...  more
  • Kenneth William Burkhart (born Burkhardt) (November 18, 1916 – December 29, 2004) was an...  more
  • William Gustave James Kunkel (July 7, 1936 – May 4, 1985) was an American relief pitcher in...  more
  • William Joseph "Barry" McCormick (December 25, 1874 – January 28, 1956) was a professional...  more
  • Ronald Michael Luciano (June 28, 1937 – January 18, 1995) was an American Major League...  more
  • Charles Barthell Moran (February 22, 1878 – June 14, 1949), nicknamed "Uncle Charley", was an...  more
  • John William "Ziggy" Sears was a professional baseball umpire who worked in the National...  more
  • August Joseph Donatelli (August 22, 1914 – May 24, 1990) was an American umpire in Major...  more
  • Walter John "Butch" Henline (December 20, 1894 – October 9, 1957) was an American catcher and...  more
  • Frank Edward Secory (August 24, 1912 – April 7, 1995) was an American left fielder and umpire...  more