Archive for February 12th, 2011

Ernie Tyler, A True Oriole

As all of the major Baltimore news outlets reported today, Ernie Tyler, the Orioles’ longtime umpires attendant, passed away at the age of 86.

While I personally never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Tyler, his record speaks for itself.  Tyler worked 3,819 consecutive home games at Memorial Stadium and Camden Yards beginning on opening day in 1960 and continuing until July 27, 2007, when he voluntarily ended his streak to attend the Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Cal Ripken Jr.

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