Charlie Berry

Chosen at end on Walter Camp’s last All-America team, Lafayette star Berry played both baseball and football on a ML level. In 1925-26 he starred for Pottsville of the NFL, leading the league in scoring in ’25 with 74 points. His ML baseball career was longer but less distinguished, mostly as a reserve. He became an AL umpire in 1942 and remained for 21 years. At the same time he was a head linesman for the NFL, officiating in 12 championship games. In 1958, he umpired in the WS and later that year served as head linesman for the famous “Sudden Death” championship game between the Colts and Giants. His father, Charles Joseph Berry, played for three ML teams in 1884.