Frank Wolke

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Francis Henry Wolke

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German-born Frank Wolke was an umpire for two National Association games in its inaugural season, 1871. Unusually, at a time when there was a single umpire working most games, he was the base umpire on July 26th, in a game between the Mutuals of New York and Fort Wayne Kekiongas in Fort Wayne, IN; Joseph Stophlet was the home plate umpire in that game, his sole one as a major league umpire. Wolke was the lone umpire in his other game, also in Fort Wayne, on August 11th, but had to leave in the 2nd inning, being replaced by Thomas Mays, and later Mort Dawson.

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