View Full Version : Longtime MLB Umpire Shag Crawford Dies

07-16-2007, 10:49 AM
He was noted for his low crouch behind the plate, was the father of umpire Jerry Crawford, a founder of the umpire's union and remembered for a spectacular ejection of Orioles manager Earl Weaver in the 1971 World Series.

Link (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/baseball/mlb/07/12/obit.crawford.ap/)

Remember the guy well from my youth. RIP.

07-16-2007, 11:35 AM
brave man he was

Juan Marichal attacked Dodger catcher John Roseboro with his bat in Sunday's game. Home plate umpire Shag Crawford attempts to grab Marichal while Sandy Koufax rushes in. Marichal will only miss one start with his suspension.