Hall Of Fame Umpire Doug Harvey Dead At 87

Harvey was one of only 10 umpires enshrined in the baseball Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey died on Saturday at the age of 87, the Hall announced.

One of just 10 umpires enshrined in Cooperstown, Harvey worked the National League for 31 years, 18 of those as a crew chief.

The Hall said he had been in hospice care recently in Visalia, Calif. and had died of natural causes.

From 1962 through 1992, Harvey worked five World Series and 4,673 games during the regular season.

“You always respected him because he came out to his job and (did it) with a lot of class,” former manager Joe Torre once said of Harvey. “He was very consistent, and that’s the highest compliment you can pay anybody.”

Torre was the first player ejected by Harvey during the umpire’s rookie season in 1962.

He was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 2010.



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