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Norris "Gadget" Ward

"Gadget" was the Umpire in Chief for the AAGPBL, scheduling all of the umpires' games.

Norris

Norris "Gadget" Ward

"Gadget" was the Umpire in Chief for the AAGPBL, scheduling all of the umpires' games.

Norris "Gadget" Ward

By "Gadget" was the Umpire in Chief for the AAGPBL, scheduling all of the umpires' games.

Norris

Profile Information

  • Maiden Name:
  • Nickname: Gadget
  • Hometown: Born in Rockport, KY but considered his hometown South Bend, IN (US)
  • Throwing Hand:
  • Batting Hand:
  • Born: June 22, 1907
  • Died: June 4, 1981

 

Gadget's great grand-daughter, Andie Hinman, submitted the attached photo which she took at Covaleski Park's Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana. It provides a nut-shell overview of Gadget's life-long love of and commitment to baseball.

Gadget's daughter-in-law, Jane Ward, relayed that one of the All-American catchers said Gadget used to drive her crazy by humming or singing while she was trying to get the signs straight with the pitcher.

Current records indicate that Gadget umpired for the AAGPBL from 1944-1953. If you have additional information for this umpire, please contact us.

 

 


Norris "Gadget" WardPhoto & Video Album

Covaleski Park's Hall of Fame plaque in South Bend, Indiana.

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