John Stevens

After 14 years as an AL umpire, Stevens worked as a roving supervisor of league umpires until his death. He also worked as a NBA official. During the 1950 season, Stevens thumbed the Yankees Johnny Lindell out of a game in a “delayed call.” It seems Johnny made some unkind remarks from the bench, and Stevens booted him, but did not notice that Lindell remained on the bench. For his part, Lindell did not realize he’d been banished from a game he wasn’t playing in, and was surprised a few days later when he received word from the AL office of his $25 fine.