Red Flaherty

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Red Flaherty
Red Flaherty.jpg
Born John Francis Flaherty
(1917-04-25)April 25, 1917
Maynard, Massachusetts
Died April 1, 1999(1999-04-01) (aged 81)
Falmouth, Massachusetts
Occupation Umpire
Years active 1953-1973
Employer American League

John Francis "Red" Flaherty (April 25, 1917 - April 1, 1999) was a professional baseball umpire who worked in the American League from 1953 to 1973. Flaherty umpired 3,208 major league games in his 21 year career. He umpired in four World Series (1955, 1958, 1965, and 1970), two League Championship Series (1969 and 1972) and three All-Star Games (1956, 1961 and 1969). [1]

Death[edit]

Flaherty died on April 1, 1999 at his home in Falmouth, MA. His death resulted from stroke-related complications.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrosheet
  2. ^ Long, Tom (April 3, 1999), "John F. `Red' Flaherty, was umpire for American League baseball; 81", Boston Globe, retrieved June 25, 2012 

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