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Umpire Durwood Merrill dies at 64

Posted: Saturday January 11, 2003 4:15 PM
Updated: Saturday January 11, 2003 10:46 PM

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) -- Durwood Merrill, an American League umpire for 23 years who worked the 1988 World Series, died Saturday at 64.

He died of complications from a heart attack last Sunday. He had been taken to a Texarkana hospital.

Merrill retired after the 1999 season. He umpired several AL championship series and the 1996 AL division series. He also worked All-Star Games in 1984 and 1995.

Merrill lived in New Boston, Texas.

He is survived by wife Carolyn, son Mickey, daughter Maria and several grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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