Hubbard, Cal

Robert Calvin Hubbard
Born: October 31, 1900, Keytesville, Missouri
Died: October 17, 1977, St. Petersburg, Florida
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1976

Cal Hubbard was a dedicated and authoritative umpire who was respected for his imposing size, keen ability and unusual 20-10 vision. After eight years in the minors, he reached the American League in 1936. He excelled for 16 seasons in the big leagues, umpiring in four World Series and three All-Star games, before a hunting accident led to his premature retirement. Hubbard, who played on four NFL Championship teams, was the first person elected to three national sports shrines, having previously been honored by the college and professional football halls of fame.

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Did You Know: 
that Cal Hubbard was a tackle on the three-time National Football League champion Green Bay Packers of 1929-1931, and was an All-League selection six consecutive years (1928-1933)?
He has been an outstanding umpire in American League baseball, being an authority on the rules.
Bo McMillin