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George Maloney

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George Patrick Maloney

  • Height 6' 2", Weight 205 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

George Maloney was an umpire in the Florida State League (1952-1954), Carolina League (1955), Sophomore League (1960-1961), Eastern League (1962-1963), and Pacific Coast League (1964-1969). He was then an American League umpire from 1969 to 1983.

While working in the Class D Florida State League, Maloney and his fellow umpire once ejected so many players the game ended in a forfeit. His most controversial major league call came in 1975 when two New York Yankees, Graig Nettles and Sandy Alomar, ended up on third base at the same time. The Cleveland Indians' catcher tagged Alomar and Maloney called him out. Then Nettles was tagged as he stepped off the base, but Maloney said he had called time. The argument erupted over whether the ball was still in play or not so that Nettles could ask for time out.

Maloney worked the 1975 World Series. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and then in the Navy from 1948 to 1952.

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