Obit Denkinger Baseball

FILE - St. Louis Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog, left, is ejected by home plate umpire Don Denkinger, center, during Game 7 of the baseball team's World Series against the Kansas City Royals in Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 27, 1985. At right is Royals' Jim Sundberg. The umpires ordered Ranger Tom Paciorek back to third in the dispute and Valentine protested the game. Denkinger, a major league umpire for three decades whose blown call in the 1985 World Series overshadowed a three-decade career of excellence, died Friday, May 12, 2023. He was 86. (AP Photo/Joe Ledford)