Umpire Hank O'Day inducted into baseball Hall
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Umpire Hank O'Day has been inducted posthumously into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
The ceremony took place on a rainy Sunday. Dennis McNamara, a grandnephew of O'Day, accepted the award for the family.
O'Day was selected by the 16-member Pre-Integration Era Committee. He was born in 1859, played major league ball for seven years, then turned to umpiring in 1895.
After working a season in the minor leagues, he joined the National League in 1897 and went on to umpire more than 4,000 games. His greatest contribution to baseball was convincing everyone associated with the game to treat umpires with dignity.