Harry Wendelstedt

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Birthdate 7/27/1938
Death Date 3/9/2012
Debut Year 1966
Year of Induction
Teams National League
Position Umpire

An NL umpire from 1966 to 1998, Harry Wendelstedt worked 7 NLCS, 4 All Star games, 5 World Series; he called balls and strikes in 5 no-hitters.

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Harry Wendelstedt asks then-Red Sox announcer Dick Stockton to spread the word on Wendelstedt Umpire School

Harry Wendelstedt asks then-Red Sox announcer Dick Stockton to spread the word on Wendelstedt Umpire School

One of the most respected umpires of his era, Harry Wendelstedt enjoyed a 33-year big league career. A lifetime National Leaguer, he officiated seven League Championship Series, five World Series, and four All Star games. He also called balls and strikes for five no-hitters, including one each by Ca
Harry Wendelstedt and son Hunter worked games together in Harry's final season of 1988

Harry Wendelstedt and son Hunter worked games together in Harry's final season of 1988

Umpire Harry Wendelstedt worked many memorable ball games in his 33-year career as a big league umpire. He worked five different World Series spanning three different decades in addition to the five no-hitters he called from behind the plate. Perhaps the highlight of his career came in his final sea

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