Babe Pinelli
Ralph Arthur Pinelli

Born October 18, 1895
San Francisco, CA
Died October 22, 1984
Daly City, CA


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.

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