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Lee Howard Weyer (September 3, 1936July 4, 1988) was an American umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the National League from 1963 to 1988. In a 1987 Sports Illustrated poll of NL catchers, Weyer was rated the best at calling balls and strikes. He was the home plate umpire on September 11, 1985 in Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium when Pete Rose broke Ty Cobb's career hits record. September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years). ... 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Home plate umpire Gary Darling signals that the last pitch was a strike In baseball, the umpire is the person charged with officiating the game, including beginning and ending the game, enforcing the rules of the game and the grounds, making judgment calls on plays, and meting out discipline. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 1999 cover showing soccer star Brandi Chastain Sports Illustrated is a popular weekly American sports magazine owned by media giant Time Warner. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... Strike zone boundaries (MLB) Definition In baseball, the strike zone is a conceptual rectangular area over home plate which defines the boundaries through which a pitch must pass in order to count as a strike when the batter does not swing. ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... See also: 1984 in sports, other events of 1985, 1986 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Ken Schrader enters NASCAR CART Racing - Al Unser Sr won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Danny... Cingery Field formerly known as Riverfront Stadium (1970 - 2002) was the home of the Cincinnati Reds Major League Baseball team and the Cincinnati Bengals National Football League team. ... Peter Edward Rose Sr. ... Tyrus Raymond Ty Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961), nicknamed The Georgia Peach, was an American baseball player generally considered to be the greatest player of the dead ball era (1900 – 1920), although some contemporary observers would have chosen Honus Wagner or Tris Speaker. ... In baseball statistics, a hit (denoted by H), sometimes called a base hit, is credited to a batter when the batter safely reaches first base after hitting the ball into fair territory, without the benefit of an error or a fielders choice. ...


Born in Imlay City, Michigan, Weyer was first placed under contract with the NL in 1959 while he was in the Army. After working a few NL games in 1961, he was scheduled to join the league's regular staff for the 1962 season until a December car accident which also took his mother's life. His recuperation from injuries delayed his joining the staff by a full season, but he gradually gained a reputation as one of the league's best officials. Weyer umpired in the World Series in 1969, 1976, 1982 and 1987, serving as crew chief in 1976 and 1982. He also officiated in the 5 National League Championship Series (1971, 1974, 1978, 1983, 1986) and 4 All-Star games (1965, 1972, 1979, 1984), calling balls and strikes for the last of these. Imlay City is a city located in Lapeer County, Michigan. ... US Army Seal US Army Beret Flash HHC, US Army Shoulder Sleeve Insignia HHC, US Army Distinctive Unit Insignia The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League. ... The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Mets prevailing in 5 games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history. ... The 1976 World Series matched the defending champion Cincinnati Reds against the New York Yankees, with the Reds sweeping the Series to repeat. ... The 1982 World Series matched the St. ... The 1987 World Series was played from October 17 to October 25, 1987 between the Minnesota Twins and the St. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) determines who wins the National League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. ...


In 1980, Weyer was diagnosed as having Guillan-barre syndrome, a potentially life-threatening disorder that affects muscle control and can cause blindness. He rebounded and also returned from a bout with diabetes in 1982. He died in San Francisco, California of a heart attack at the age of 51, during the 1988 season. 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... This article is about the disease that features high blood sugar. ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The downtown San Francisco skyline, looking east from the central part of the city. ... A myocardial infarction occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque slowly builds up in the inner lining of a coronary artery and then suddenly ruptures, totally occluding the artery and preventing blood flow downstream. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Former Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Willie Stargell is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ...


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Lee Weyer Information (347 words)
Lee Howard Weyer (September 3, 1936 – July 4, 1988) was an American umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the National League from 1963 to 1988.
Born in Imlay City, Michigan, Weyer was first placed under contract with the NL in 1959 while he was in the Army.
Weyer umpired in the World Series in 1969, 1976, 1982 and 1987, serving as crew chief in 1976 and 1982.
Lee Weyer | BaseballLibrary.com (109 words)
Sports Illustrated poll of NL catchers, Weyer was rated the best at calling balls and strikes.
The 6 '6" umpire was behind the plate on September 11, 1985, in Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium when Pete Rose singled off San Diego's Eric Show to break Ty Cobb's career hit record.
Weyer, who had done national television commercials for Miller Beer and Coca Cola, was diagnosed in 1980 as having Guillan-Barre syndrome, a potentially life-threatening disorder that affects muscle control and can cause blindness.
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