Ex-AL umpire Marty Springstead dies
NEW YORK -- Marty Springstead, who at the age of 36 in 1973 became the youngest umpire crew chief in World Series history, has died. He was 74.
Major League Baseball said Wednesday that Springstead was found dead at his home in Florida on Tuesday night.
A native of Nyack, N.Y., Springstead was an American League umpire from 1966-85. Among his three World Series were 1978 and 1983, and he also was an umpire at the All-Star Game in 1969, 1975 and 1982 and at five AL Championship Series.
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