Re: Birthdays: 12/6
Adding Jocko Conlan. He was an outfielder for the White Sox in 1935 when he was presented with an unusual opportunity. During a game with the St. Louis Browns one of the 2 umpires fell ill due to the heat. Because he had a reputation for honesty, Conlan filled in and it went well. The following year he made the transition from player to umpire complete, beginning in the minor leagues.
His NL umpiring career lasted from 1941 to 1965.