Frank Tabacchi

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Frank Tabacchi
Born Frank Tule Tabacchi
(1910-10-04)October 4, 1910
West New York, New Jersey
Died October 26, 1983(1983-10-26) (aged 73)
Hoboken, New Jersey
Occupation Umpire
Years active 1956-1959
Employer American League

Frank Tule Tabacchi (October 4, 1910 - October 26, 1983) was a professional baseball umpire who worked in the American League from 1956 to 1959. Tabacchi umpired 515 major league games in his four-year career.[1]

Career[edit]

Tabacchi began umpiring minor league baseball in 1946. By 1949, he was in the International League.[2] He was promoted to the major leagues in 1956.[3]

In June 1959, Tabacchi faced a midseason demotion to the minor leagues. Media sources reported that Tabacchi's reassignment would be part of a major shakeup designed by league president Joe Cronin to ensure the quality of American League umpiring.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrosheet
  2. ^ "Briefs". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. April 12, 1956. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Orioles Triumph". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. April 19, 1956. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Report Umps Face Shakeup". UPI. July 1, 1959. Retrieved June 28, 2012.