January 19, 1995 in Sports

Former Umpire Dies Endicott, N.Y.

Compiled From Wire Services

Former major league umpire Ron Luciano was found dead in the garage of his home. He was 57.

Police said a friend discovered Luciano’s body at about 3:50 p.m. in the garage area of his home in Endicott, just west of Binghamton.

Broome County coroner Dr. Michael McCarville ordered Luciano’s body taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton for an autopsy.

A preliminary investigation showed no apparent signs of foul play, said Endicott police Lt. Harlan Ayers.

Police were releasing no other details.

An A.L.umpire for 11 years through 1980, Luciano brought great showmanship to the job and worked the 1974 World Series and the A.L. championships in 1971, 1975 and 1978.

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