UNDATED (AP) - Longtime major league umpire Shag Crawford has
passed away at age 90.
Big league umpire Jerry Crawford said his father died at an
assisted living facility in suburban Philadelphia.
Shag Crawford called more than three-thousand games as a
National League umpire from 1956 to 1975. He worked three World
Series, two N-L Championship Series and three All-Star games.
Crawford was one of the founders of the umpires' union. He ended
his active career in 1975 after getting into a dispute with
baseball over the rotation of umpires in the World Series.
Jerry Crawford became a major league ump in the mid-1970s,
around the time his brother, Joey, became an N-B-A official.