The first piece of memorabilia on this page is a ticket to Justin Verlander’s first career no hitter in 2007 signed by the pitcher. Umpiring first base that day was the crew chief Dale Scott.
Baseball’s first openly gay ump, Scott made his big league debut in 1985 and was still going strong when Verlander pitched his gem in front of the home crowd at Detroit’s Comerica Park.
Interestingly, Scott also umpired during Verlander’s second no-hitter in 2011, this time at third base. Scott worked a dozen Division Series, six League Champion Series, three World Series, and three All Star games, the last of which came in 2011.
In the collection is this 2011 All Star Game ring receipt signed by Scott who called balls and strikes that day.