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Babe Pinelli Umpire Perfect Game World Series 1956!

Babe Pinelli Umpire Perfect Game World Series 1956!

My great grandfather Ralph Arthur "Babe" Pinelli played Major League Baseball, was a Major League Baseball umpire, and was an author!

My great grandfather Ralph Arthur "Babe" Pinelli played Major League Baseball, was a Major League Baseball umpire, and was an author!

Babe Pinelli's umpire rookie year of 1935 he was told that he should not call a strike on "Babe" Ruth! When a close pitch went by that Ruth didn't swing at he deemed it a strike and so called it! "Babe" Ruth turned to the him and said "There's forty thousand people in this park that know that was a ball tomato-head!"! He replied calmly "Perhaps but mine is the only opinion that counts."! Ruth had no answer for that!

Babe Pinelli's umpire rookie year of 1935 he was told that he should not call a strike on "Babe" Ruth! When a close pitch went by that Ruth didn't swing at he deemed it a strike and so called it! "Babe" Ruth turned to the him and said "There's forty thousand people in this park that know that was a ball tomato-head!"! He replied calmly "Perhaps but mine is the only opinion that counts."! Ruth had no answer for that!

Babe pinelli's final game as a home plate umpire provided an extraordinary capstone to his career. He was behind the plate for Don Larsen's perfect Game 5 in the 1956 World Series! He was behind the plate for Don Larsen's perfect Game 5 in the 1956 World Series!

Babe pinelli's final game as a home plate umpire provided an extraordinary capstone to his career. He was behind the plate for Don Larsen's perfect Game 5 in the 1956 World Series! He was behind the plate for Don Larsen's perfect Game 5 in the 1956 World Series!

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