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Viva Magglio
01-12-2003, 10:13 PM
The longtime umpire passed away Saturday following a heart attack. He was 64.

And the last game he worked before retirement? The last Sox home game of the 1999 season.

From CBS SportsLine (http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/6119914)

delben91
01-12-2003, 10:27 PM
Wow, Merrill was a solid ump. Even better, I read his book: "You're out! And you're ugly too!" was the title if I remember correctly. Great read, lots of injected humor, and a pretty interesting take on the game too.

Here's to you Durwood. :gulp:

TornLabrum
01-12-2003, 11:33 PM
Sorry to hear Merrill has passed away. One of the more solid umps of his generation.

oldcomiskey
01-13-2003, 04:45 PM
Originally posted by delben91
Wow, Merrill was a solid ump. Even better, I read his book: "You're out! And you're ugly too!" was the title if I remember correctly. Great read, lots of injected humor, and a pretty interesting take on the game too.

Here's to you Durwood. :gulp:

Correct on the title of this wonderful book--which I was reading when he died.

Boy what a weekend---Durwood and Maurice Gibb die and Pete Townsend is arrested