|Birth Day||November 23, 1914|
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, CA|
|Age||106 YEARS OLD|
First African-American umpire in Major League Baseball.
He sold magazines and worked as a cashier to get by in his youth.
He liked to wear flashy jewelry and fine clothes when off the baseball field, which many thought was inappropriate for an umpire.
Got married to his sweetheart, Virginia.
He was inspired to become the first black umpire by a radio announcement that Jackie Robinson had become the first black pro baseball player.