Bob Engel

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Bob Engel
Born Robert Allen Engel
(1933-10-11) October 11, 1933 (age 82)
Atascadero, California
Occupation Umpire
Years active 1965-1990
Employer National League
Spouse(s) Patricia Plannette

Robert Allen Engel (born October 11, 1933) is a former professional baseball umpire who worked for in the National League from 1965 to 1990. Engel wore uniform number 5 for most of his career. Engel was an umpire in the 1972, 1979, and 1985 World Series. He worked four Major League Baseball All-Star Games, and six National League Championship Series. In his career, Engel umpired 3,630 Major League games.[1]

Engel retired in 1990 after he pleaded no contest to charges of stealing more than 4,000 1990 Score baseball cards from a Target store in Bakersfield, California and attempting to steal cards from a second store. He was sentenced to three years of probation.[2]

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  1. ^ Retrosheet
  2. ^ "Engel Gets 3-Year Probation, Retires". Los Angeles Times. July 26, 1990. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 

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