Cal Hubbard

Cal Hubbard

Birth
Keytesville, Chariton County, Missouri, USA
Death 17 Oct 1977 (aged 76)
Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
Burial Milan, Sullivan County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 21213 · View Source
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Baseball Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Famer. Born in Keytesville, Missouri, he was signed to the NFL New York Giants as a tackle in 1927, helped the Giants win the league championship in his rookie season and was named all-league the following year. For eight seasons, he played for the New York Giants (1927-28) and the Green Bay Packers (1929-33 and 1935). He was among the initial class of inductees to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963 and was voted the greatest tackle of the NFL's first fifty years in 1969. After his football career wound down, he started umpiring in baseball's Minor Leagues and reached the majors as an umpire in the American League in 1936. From 1936 to 1951, he was recognized as one of the game's best officials and officiated the World Series in (1938, 1942, 1946 and 1949) and the All-Star Games in ( 1939, 1944 and 1949). He was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976. He died of cancer at age 76 in St. Petersburg, Florida and was inducted posthumously into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 11 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21213
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cal Hubbard (31 Oct 1900–17 Oct 1977), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21213, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Milan, Sullivan County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .