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Baseball Umpire Famous Firsts

Here are some famous firsts in umpiring. You can find more on the Major League Baseball Web site (http://www.mlb.com).

1876 – William McLean became the first professional umpire when he umpired the first game in National League history between Boston and Philadelphia on April 22.

1903 – Hank O'Day and Thomas Connolly worked the first modern World Series, which pitted the Boston Pilgrims against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1951 – Emmett Ashford became the first African American professional umpire when he began working in the Southwestern International League.

1972 – Bernice Gera became the first woman to umpire a professional baseball game when she worked a Class A New York

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