John McSherry

John McSherry

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Patrick McSherry (September 11, 1944 - April 1, 1996) was an American umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the National League from 1971 to 1996. Although McSherry originally wore uniform #9 when he entered the National League, he switched to #10 in 1979 when the league reorganized the umpires' numbers and he wore that number for the rest of his career. A respected arbiter, he was one of several umpires who were noticeably overweight. The 6'-2" (188 cm) McSherry was officially listed at 328 pounds (149 kg), but some sources place his true weight possibly close to 400 pounds (180 kg); it was generally accepted to have been a major factor in the massive, fatal heart attack he suffered on the field during the opening game of the 1996 major league season in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 1, 1996.show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613587036X
  • 9786135870367