Drummond was(F-h)h)h)plagued with ill health late in his career. After brain surgery
in 1969, he was working his way back to the majors when he died while umpiring a
minor league game in 1970. He was a member of the umpiring crew that called a balk
on Stu Miller during the 1961 All-Star Game
at Candlestick Park
when the little pitcher
was blown off the mound by the wind.