Cy Rigler

Cy Rigler
Birthdate 5/16/1882
Death Date 12/21/1935
Debut Year
Year of Induction
Teams American League
Position Umpire

Cy Rigler umpired for the National League from 1906-1935. Rigler is credited with instituting the use of arm signals when calling balls and strikes.

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At 24 years old, Cy Rigler was the youngest umpire in big league history

At 24 years old, Cy Rigler was the youngest umpire in big league history

Cy Rigler ban as a full-time umpire in 1907 as a the youngest umpire in big league history. Just 24 years old, Rigler spent the next 28 years on the field calling balls and strikes. The 6’0″, 270 Rigler worked in more than 6,100 games. Only Hall of Fame arbiter Bill Klem worked more game
Rigler worked 2,468 games behind the plate - that's second all time

Rigler worked 2,468 games behind the plate - that's second all time

In the collection is this original print of two umpires — Cy Rigler and Bill Finneran. Rigler’s 2,468 games behind the plate rank third behind only his contemporaries, Hall of Famers Bill Klem and Hank O’Day. Rigler was a renown throughout baseball for his outgoing nature and abili
Cy Rigler ruled on one of the most controversial plays in World Series history

Cy Rigler ruled on one of the most controversial plays in World Series history

In the collection is this telegram in which Rigler notifies his wife that he’s been appointed to umpire the 1921 World Series, the seventh of his career. All told Rigler would umpire 10 Fall Classics, a mark that stands second only to Bill Klem’s 18 World Series. Rigler was involved in o

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