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Larry Goetz from the Chronology
Jul 20, 1947 - The choice rhubarb of the year occurs at Brooklyn in the top of the 9th with the Cardinals leading 2-0. Ron Northey hits a long fly ball that 3B umpire Beans Reardon signals has gone into the stands-but 1B ump Larry Goetz rules the ball in play. Northey jogs around the bases only to discover Dodger catcher Bruce Edwards awaiting him with the ball. With Northey's homer nullified the Dodgers then score three runs in the bottom of the inning to win 3-2. The Cardinals protest and on the 26th NL Prexy Ford Frick upholds the protest and the homer is good. But he allows the Dodger scores to remain and the game is ruled a tie even though the Cards are an out short. The Dodgers will win the replay the 2nd game of a day-night doubleheader on August 18.
May 13, 1940 - In a replay of their washed-out game of April 23rd called on account of darkness the Reds and the Cards neglect to inform the league office and no umpires are assigned to Crosley Field. Coach Jimmy Wilson and P Lon Warneke are pressed into service as umpires before umpire Larry Goetz at home in Cincinnati on a day off arrives to officiate. Warneke will later become a full-time umpire while Wilson will return to active duty at the end of the year and star in the WS. Johnny Mize of the St. Louis Cardinals hits 3 HRs and the Reds Bill Werber has 5 hits and collects 4 consecutive doubles in a 14-inning 8-8 tie with the Reds. Werber is the only one to do it in bothe leagues. Mize's is his 3rd 3-homer game breaking the tie for the NL record he shared with George Kelly. After 1910 there will be only 5 games this century in which active players umpire: Besides today these are: 1912: Ham Hyatt (Pit-N) and Ed Phelps (Bro-N); 1935: Jocko Conlan (Chi-A); 1941: Johnny Cooney (Bos-N) and Freddie Fitzsimmons (Bro-N); and 1978: Don Leppert (coach Tor-A) and Jerry Zimmerman (coach Min-A). (as noted by historian Wayne McElreavy).