|Longtime MLB umpire Frank Pulli dies at 78|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 29 August 2013 16:46|
Major League Baseball said Pulli died Wednesday in Palm Harbor, Fla., from complications of Parkinson's disease.
Pulli umpired in the National League from 1972-99 and worked four World Series, six NL championship series and two All-Star games.
Pulli was among the 22 umpires who lost their jobs in a failed mass resignation. He was an MLB supervisor from 2000-07.
Early in the 1999 season, Pulli checked replays on a TV camera near the Marlins' dugout and then overturned his own home run call, instead giving Cliff Floyd a double. Baseball officials later said Pulli incorrectly used replay.
In 2008, MLB approved the use of replay on potential home runs.