Ernie Quigley
Election Date: October 13, 2021
Induction Date: November 16, 2021
Birth Date / Place: March 22, 1880 in Newcastle, New Brunswick
Primary Position: Umpire
Years: 1913 to 1938

Ernie Quigley

Born March 22, 1880 in Newcastle, N.B., Quigley umpired 3,351 major league games between 1913 and 1938, including six World Series appearances, most notably during the famous 1919 Black Sox scandal. After playing basketball under fellow Canadian James Naismith, Quigley went on to a lengthy career at the University of Kansas, and spent a number of years there as athletic director. Quigley spent a few years in baseball’s minor leagues as a player, but began his umpiring career in the Wisconsin-Illinois League in 1911, the New York State League in 1912, and the International League in 1913 before graduating to the major leagues. In 1940, following his umpiring career, he was appointed the National League’s first full-time director of public relations. In 1950, the University of Kansas named their baseball field in his honour. He passed away December 10, 1960 in Lawrence, Kan.

Photo courtesy of University of Kansas.


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