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Emmett Littleton "Ash" Ashford
Birth: Nov. 23, 1914
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 1980
Marina del Rey
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Major League Baseball Umpire. He was the first African-American to umpire a Major League baseball game. After toiling in the minor leagues for 14 years, mostly in the Pacific Coast League, he was promoted to the majors for the 1966 season when he was 51 years old. During his brief five-year career he umpired the 1967 All-Star Game and the 1970 World Series. Known for his flamboyant style on the field, after his mandatory retirement at 56, he worked for then-Commissioner Bowie Kuhn as an ambassador for the game. He had a cameo appearance as an umpire in a 1976 Richard Pryor film. (bio by: Jdrhook) 
 
Burial:
Lakewood Cemetery
Cooperstown
Otsego County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 30, 2010
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