Hank Soar

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Albert Henry Soar

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Hank Soar played professional football after college for the Boston Shamrocks (1936) and New York Giants (1937-1946). In 1947, Soar was a busy man. He coached the Providence Steamrollers in the Basketball Association of America, coached the backfield at Rhode Island State College, and began his umpiring career in the New England League.

Soar held the backfield coaching position and his job in the New England League until 1949. He was transferred to the American Association in May of 1949. Soar moved up to the American League full-time from 1950 to 1971, then continued to fill-in for shorter periods as the league's supervisor of umpires until he worked his last game in 1978. In total, he worked 3,595 regular season games, in addition to the 1971 ALCS, five World Series and four All-Star Games.

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