Babe Pinelli

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Birthdate 10/18/1895
Death Date 10/22/1984
Debut Year 1918
Year of Induction
Teams National League, Reds, Tigers, White Sox
Positions Shortstop, Third Base, Umpire

The last call for Babe Pinelli as a home plate ump was, “Strike Three!” on the final pitch in Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series.

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Babe Pinelli was a big league third baseman before embarking on his umpiring career

Babe Pinelli was a big league third baseman before embarking on his umpiring career

Babe Pinelli made his big league debut in 1918 as a third baseman for the Chicago White Sox. Pinelli would play until 1927, also suiting up for the Tigers and Reds. It wasn’t until eight years after his playing career ended that Pinelli began as a National League umpire, a position he held fro
Pinelli called Dale Mitchell out on strikes for the final out of Don Larsen's perfect game

Pinelli called Dale Mitchell out on strikes for the final out of Don Larsen's perfect game

Babe Pinelli’s last career call as a home plate umpire completed Don Larsen’s perfect game. That call was a pitch many consider to be outside the strike zone. The only person who’s opinion mattered was Pinelli. The batter was former Indians great Dale Mitchell. One of the toughest

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