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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