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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Ed Vargo ~ Major League Umpire

Ed Vargo of Butler, National League umpire from 1960-1983, is the only Major League umpire to call one no hitter and one perfect game for the same pitcher. Vargo was behind home plate for Sandy Koufax's no hitter on June 4, 1964 and his perfect game on September 9, 1965.
+ February 2, 2008

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

That doesn't look like Ed Vargo.

Anonymous said...

IT IS'NT

Anonymous said...

Thanks, folks. I thought that I was losing it when I saw the picture and it said it was Ed. It is not. Ooooops.
Ed, by the way, was a well respected umpire who was a ump supervisor after his on-field career was completed. He was also an extremely nice and personable man who always remembered his home and roots.

Anonymous said...

Who is this if it isn't Ed?

Anonymous said...

It's Michael Jordan, former Butler High Star who played for many years with the Chicago Bulls. I think????!!!!?????

Anonymous said...

Click this link to find out who is in the picture!

Tom said...

I regret having to report that Eddie Vargo passed away on Feb 2, 2008 at his home in Butler. Here is a link to the obituary in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08036/854759-122.stm

Tom Menchyk

Anonymous said...

Geez....thanks for the exclusive news report, Mr. Obvious.
Where would we get our news without you?
You're as slow and dimwitted as liberal-Charles.

Anonymous said...

Guys, holy hell, that is Ed Vargo in the Picture...he is in his umpire uniform. That picture was taken a long time ago when he was still active. The picture is in his basement on the wall next to his trophies and other pictures.I would know, I am his grandson, and I was extremely close to him. He was my Papa, and the last time I saw him was the night before he died. I lived in Butler in that red bricked house next to him for almost 6 years. I grew up with my Papa and he tought me everything i know, and he was the epitome of a "badass". I love you Papa, and I hope you see me this year on the field.

Anonymous said...

My dad's name was Ed Bellis, he played ball with Ed Vargo when they were kids. My dad always felt good that even after Ed made it to the bigs he still always took time to shake my dad's hand talk to him when he was in town. My dad thought he was a good guy, and that's his picture...for sure.

jim bellis

Anonymous said...

Ed Vargo loved Butler. He never forgot his roots. He was a great man and a great family man.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Vargo came to my grandfather's house once when he learned that my father was in town. My father had pitched on several of Butler's baseball teams. Mr. Vargo brought with him a major league baseball that was still in its box. He took it out, signed it, and said, "Your dad is the reason I'm in baseball. He was my hero when I was a kid." I was so proud of my dad. Still have the ball. Will always have that memory. Thank you, Mr. Vargo. Thanks, Dad.