Thursday, March 29, 2018

2018 Opening Day Memorial Patches - Harvey & Engel

MLB umpires are honoring longtime National League umps Doug Harvey and Bob Engel, both of whom passed away over the 2017-2018 offseason, with traditional black memorial patches of DH and BE worn on the left sleeve of the umpire's uniform shirt or jacket.

DH: Harvey died in January at the age of 87. He was born in South Gate, California and, following a 35-year professional umpiring career in the Pacific Coast and National Leagues, was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and California League Hall of Fame.
Related PostHall of Fame and Former NL Umpire Doug Harvey Dies (1/14/18).

BE: Engel died in Nevada in early March at the age of 84. He was a Bakersfield, California native and served as a former president of the Major League Umpires Association in the 1970s.
Related PostFormer NL Umpire and Union Pres Bob Engel Dies (3/10/18).


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