Evans, Billy

William George Evans
Born: February 10, 1884, Chicago, Illinois
Died: January 23, 1956, Miami, Florida
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1973

The arbiter Billy Evans joined the American League umpire crew in 1906 at the age of 22, becoming the youngest major league umpire. Working six Fall Classics in his 22-year career, Evans was lauded for fairness and superior integrity. Besides being an umpire, Evans contributed articles to several publications and authored "Umpiring from the Inside." He also served as a front office executive for various teams after retiring.

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that Billy Evans briefly served as general manager of the National Football League's Cleveland (now St. Louis) Rams?
If I was pitching a world's championship game and Billy Evans gave ten rank decisions and it cost me the pennant I wouldn't open my mouth. He is the best, fairest and squarest umpire in the league.
One of the Yankees' best pitchers (Unknown)