Larry Napp - Notable Games

Notable Games

Napp umpired in eight no-hitters in his career, and is one of seven umpires to have worked in two perfect games. He was the third base umpire during Don Larsen's perfect game for the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1956 Series, and was at first base for Catfish Hunter's perfect game for the Oakland Athletics against the Minnesota Twins on May 8, 1968. Among the other notable games he worked were Bob Feller's record-tying third no-hitter on July 1, 1951, Bobo Holloman's no-hitter in his first career start on May 6, 1953, Dean Chance's 2-1 no-hitter for the Twins against the Cleveland Indians on August 25, 1967, and Clyde Wright's no-hitter for the California Angels against the Athletics on July 3, 1970, the first no-hitter in Anaheim Stadium history; Napp called balls and strikes for the last two contests.

In 1972, after Napp and Detroit Tigers manager Billy Martin had feuded for two seasons, Napp received death threats in Detroit. As a precaution, Napp was asked to sit out of two Detroit series in June of that year. The source of the threats was unknown. Tiger Stadium had been utilizing a sniper with a pellet gun behind home plate for part of that season.

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