How Emmett Ashford Died: Cause of Death, Age at Death, and More!

Emmett Ashford reached the respectable age of 65 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous umpire.

Biography - A Short Wiki

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.

How did Emmett Ashford die?

Information about the death of Emmett Ashford
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death65 years
BirthdayNovember 23, 1914
Death dateMarch 1, 1980
Place of deathMarina del Rey, California, United States
Place of burialN/A