Emmett Ashford; Cece Carlucci; Mickey Hamich
Athletes; Sports; Baseball
Emeryville, Calif: Emmett Ashford, 36, East Los Angeles, Calif., (left) first Negro umpire in organized baseball, gets a few pointers on roughing up baseballs from Senior Umpire Cece Carlucci (center), as Umpire Mickey Hamich looks on. Ashford, considered one of the best arbiters in the Pacific Coast League, was a postal clerk for 15 years before becoming a full time umpire.
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