The Tomorrow Show (1973)

Season 7 Episode 177

August 26, 1980

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Aired Weekdays 12:30 AM Aug 26, 1980 on NBC
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August 26, 1980
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Host Tom Snyder's guests are Ron Luciano, former umpire, now an NBC Sports Commentator, Nestor Shylock, Dean of Umpires and Steve Palermo, American League Umpire discuss how they became umpires. Shylock criticizes sports commentators For Harping on umpire decisions. They discuss calling plays and keeping your distance from the players, quarrels with players and that the first curse word used is cause for ejection. Palermo recalls a disagreement with Baltimore Orioles Earl Weaver. Clip shown of the game he mentions. Duke Snider, Baseball Hall of Fame inductee discusses his embarrassment during Old Timers Day because you can no longer play well. He comments on George Brett's batting average, the advantage of astroturf, his plea to induct Peewee Reese in the Baseball Hall of Fame, that numbers rule baseball, the difference between the LA and the Brooklyn Dodgers, the mistake of removing the National League out of New York, experiences with Leo Durocher and Jimmy Piersall.

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