Harry Christian Geisel|
July 10, 1888
February 19, 1966 77) (aged|
Harry Christian Geisel (July 10, 1888 - February 19, 1966) was a Major League Baseball umpire who worked in the American League for 18 years from 1925 to 1942. Geisel umpired in three World Series (1930, 1934, and 1936) and in two All-Star Games (1935 and 1938. In his career, he umpired 2,554 Major League games.
Geisel worked the 1934 World Series game in which angry Detroit fans threw bottles and vegetables in protest of an aggressive slide by Joe Medwick of St. Louis.
Geisel worked with future Hall of Fame umpire Jocko Conlan in Conlan's 1935 debut as an umpire. Geisel's partner had been overcome by heat that day. Conlan, then an aging player with the Chicago White Sox, volunteered to fill in as an umpire since he was unable to play due to a thumb injury.
Involvement in other sports
- "Retrosheet Boxscore: New York Yankees 20, Philadelphia Athletics 13". Retrosheet.org. Retrieved June 22, 2012.
- "Retired Umpire, Harry Geisel, Dies at 75". The Morning Record. February 21, 1966. Retrieved June 22, 2012.
- Conlan, Jocko; Creamer, Robert (July 3, 1967), "From Spikes To A Blue Suit", Sports Illustrated, retrieved June 22, 2012
- Gerlach, Larry. "Unrecognized Heroes: No-Hit Umpires". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved June 22, 2012.
- Tuesday, April 16, 1940, Comiskey Park I
- "Harry Geisel Famed Umpire Visitor Here". Sarasota Herald Tribune. March 9, 1927. Retrieved June 22, 2012.
- ""One on One" with Mark Montieth". Indianapolis. 2014-05-18. 1070 The Fan. Missing or empty