Bill Summers

A boxing enthusiast, Summers developed into one of the best umpires in the AL and shares the record with Al Barlick of working seven All-Star Games, six behind the plate. One of his most controversial calls came in a game between the Indians and the Red Sox in 1949. Boston’s Johnny Pesky hit a double with the bases loaded that was turned into a triple because Summers ruled that Cleveland outfielder Dale Mitchell threw his glove at the ball. The rule was later changed to state that a thrown glove must touch the ball to be a violation.