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?
|Cause of death||N/A|
|Age of death||65 years|
|Birthday||November 23, 1914|
|Death date||March 1, 1980|
|Place of death||Marina del Rey, California, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|