Ernie Quigley

Quigley didn’t let being short hinder him in becoming an outstanding umpire for 26 years in the NL. After he retired as an active umpire, he became supervisor of NL umps. In one of his first acts, he had to decide between two candidates for a vacant umpiring slot. One aspirant was a bulky football type who had a good deal of support among Quigley’s contemporaries. Instead, Quigley chose the other nominee, a small man like himself. The candidate was Jocko Conlan, who went on to a Hall of Fame career.