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Ex-umpire Harry Wendelstedt dies

Updated: March 9, 2012, 6:17 PM ET
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Former National League umpire Harry Wendelstedt, who worked five World Series in a 33-year major league career, died Friday morning. He was 73.

Wendelstedt, who lived in Ormond Beach, died at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach.

Wendelstedt umpired seven National League Championship Series and four All-Star Games and was behind the plate for five no-hitters. He also owned and ran the Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School in Ormond Beach.

His son, ...

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