Historic Baseball

Historic Baseball

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Add your link to this page for just $5 a year!  Click here to contact us.American League umpiredies From wire reports Hank Soar, a football starwith the New York Giants and a Major League Umpire, died Dec. 24, 2001in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.Soar served as an AmericanLeague umpire from 1950 to 1975 and worked in five World Series and threeAll-Star Games.. At the time of his retirement, he was the league supervisorof officials. His World Series career includingworking first base when the Yankees’ Don Larsen pitched a perfect gamein 1956 to pick up the win against the Brooklyn Dodgers.Soar played football at ProvidenceCollege from 1934 to 1935. He played for the Boston Shamrocks of the AmericanFootball League in 1936 and joined the New York Yankees in 1937.He played for the Giantsuntil 1946.