|Born||Stanley Albert Landes
December 8, 1923
Bronx, New York
|Died||January 23, 1994
Stanley Albert Landes (December 8, 1923 – January 23, 1994) was a professional baseball umpire who worked in the National League from 1955 to 1972. Landes umpired 2,872 major league games in his 18-year career. He umpired in three World Series (1960, 1962 and 1968), one League Championship Series (1970) and three All-Star Games (1957, 1961 and 1972).
Landes was terminated by National League President Chub Feeney in November 1972. Several months later, Landes said that he still had not received a specific explanation for his firing. The day that his termination letter was written, Stan had been outspoken about the mistreatment of umpires at a professional organization meeting. He also speculated that his personal problems may have been contributing factors. Landes had weight problems, went through three divorces and passed bad checks owing to a lack of communication from his second wife.
- The Sporting News umpire card
- Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- "Controversial Stan Landes Still Mystified Over Losing Job". Ocala Star-Banner. March 15, 1973. Retrieved July 5, 2012.
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