Lou Jorda

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  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10½", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Lou Jorda was a minor league catcher from 1913 to 1916. He hit .285 and .287 as the regular catcher for the Gadsden Steel Makers in 1913-1914. He served as interim manager of the club in 1914.

Jorda began his umpiring career in the Cotton States League in 1919. He worked the Southern Association from 1920 to 1926, then moved up to the National League from 1927 to 1931. Jorda returned to the SA in 1931-1932 and worked the International League from 1932 to 1939. He was than a NL ump again from 1940 to 1952.

During the off-season, he ran a beer distributorship in southern California with fellow umpire Beans Reardon.

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