Cal Hubbard — American Athlete born on October 11, 1900, died on October 17, 1977

Robert Calvin Hubbard was a professional American football player and Major League Baseball umpire. After playing football at Centenary College and Geneva College, Hubbard played in the National Football League between 1927 and 1936 for the New York Giants, Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Pirates. He was an umpire in the American League from 1936 to 1951, then worked as an umpire supervisor until 1969... (wikipedia)

It takes the pressure off of your better players to know they don't always have to be on top of their game for the team to do well.
I always hated to throw a guy out of a game but sometimes it was necessary to keep order.
When it was time for a player to go, he went.
The call that always seemed the toughest to me was the slide and tag play at second. You can see it coming, but you don't know which way the runner is going to slide, where the throw is going to be, and how the fielder is going to take the throw.
Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it.

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