In the final act of his umpiring career, Mr. Pinelli called Dale Mitchell of the Brooklyn Dodgers out on strikes
to end the only perfect game in Series history. He retired after that game.
Mr. Pinelli played eight years in the majors as a third baseman with the Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers
and Cincinnati Reds. He retired as a player in 1927 with a .276 career average. He started umpiring in 1935.