Milestones, Sep. 18, 1972

Died. Charles Berry, 69, All-America football player at Lafayette College (1924), major-league catcher during the '20s and '30s, and then one of the American League's most respected umpires; of a heart attack; in Evanston, Ill. Once, as a Red Sox catcher, Berry blocked a dash to home plate by Babe Ruth. Berry knocked the Babe so hard that he did a mid-air headstand, landed in a heap and was out of the game two weeks recovering from the injury. "But in spite of all I'd done to him," recalled Berry, "he scored the run."

Died. The Most Rev. James A. McNulty,...

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