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Ralph Arthur Pinelli
born Rinaldo Angelo Paolinelli

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 165 lb.

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Babe Pinelli played his last major league game in 1927, but played in the Pacific Coast League through 1932.

After his playing career, Pinelli became a PCL umpire in 1933 and 1934. He was then an umpire in the National League from 1935 to 1956. He called balls and strikes for three no-hitters, including Don Larsen's perfect game - Pinelli's last game behind the plate. Pinelli worked six World Series (1939, 1941, 1947, 1948, 1956 and 1956) and four All-Star Games (1937, 1941, |1950 and |1956).

[edit] Further Reading

  • Associated Press: "Good Guys Do Succeed, Says Pinelli", The Tuscaloosa News, October 23, 1956, p. 9. [1]
  • Les Biederman: "Pinelli Recalls Funny Incidents During 12 Years Of Umpiring", The Pittsburgh Press, June 11, 1946, p. 22. [2]
  • Russell J. Newland: "Pinelli Says Nationals Play Best Ball", The Prescott Evening Courier, February 3, 1938, p. 5. [3]
  • Joe Reichler: "Perfect Game Was Last for Babe Pinelli", The Gettysburg Times, October 9, 1956, p. 5. [4]

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