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    Re: R.I.P. Harry Wendelstedt

    A name from my childhood. RIP
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    May be the first UMP I ever heard about when I was a kid.

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    Awww. How sad. RIP Harry.
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    Re: R.I.P. Harry Wendelstedt

    Getting older it's always sad to hear about names from our past passing away.

    As a little kid I remember hearing Marty and Joe telling us who the umpires were for the day. Wendelstedt is one that always stood out.

    Rest in peace.
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    Re: R.I.P. Harry Wendelstedt

    Reading the article, it talked about how he Drysdale hit a batter with a pitch and Wendelstedt ruled that the batter didn't attempt to avoid the pitch.

    That's a rule that I wish was called on a regular basis.

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    Re: R.I.P. Harry Wendelstedt

    I know he was a crew chief, because Marty commented on it many times. I can see his face from some black and white stills in Reds publications sold at Riverfront. No doubt, he po'd me off more than once with a call that went against the Reds, but nothing less than a signifigant name from my youth associated with the game I love. Hearing that he died today reminded me of how young he must have been when those passing memories of him were created, and how short life is. Seventy three is an interruption in this day and age.

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    Re: R.I.P. Harry Wendelstedt

    I always remembered his name by seeing ads for the Harry Wendelstedt Umpiring School. This would have been during my youth/teen years when reading my grandfather's monthly issue of Baseball Digest. During those youthful years I thought, "Who in the world would want to go to school to be a stnking umpire?" lol

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    Re: R.I.P. Harry Wendelstedt

    Quote Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966 View Post
    I always remembered his name by seeing ads for the Harry Wendelstedt Umpiring School.
    Me too. I actually took Umpiring for college gym credit around the time I was seeing those ads.
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    Re: R.I.P. Harry Wendelstedt

    I'm sorry to hear this. He was an excellent umpire who served his position well for many years. Umpires today could use a lesson on his skills and professionalism.
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    Re: R.I.P. Harry Wendelstedt

    Quote Originally Posted by gilpdawg View Post
    Reading the article, it talked about how he Drysdale hit a batter with a pitch and Wendelstedt ruled that the batter didn't attempt to avoid the pitch.

    That's a rule that I wish was called on a regular basis.
    Me too. Craig Biggio will likely be voted into the Hall someday and he regularly stuck his heavily armored elbow out in order to get a free pass to 1st base. That used to drive me nuts

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    Re: R.I.P. Harry Wendelstedt

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Me too. Craig Biggio will likely be voted into the Hall someday and he regularly stuck his heavily armored elbow out in order to get a free pass to 1st base. That used to drive me nuts
    True, but I'm pretty sure Biggio would get in regardless of that. HBP's aside, he was still on heck of a player.
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