Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Friday, April 3, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Day 46° Partly Cloudy
Sports

Death Ruled Suicide

By Compiled From Wire Services

One day following the death of umpire Ron Luciano, police said he committed suicide and died from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Luciano, 57, was found dead at his home in Endicott, N.Y.

An American League umpire for 11 years, Luciano worked the 1974 World Series and three A.L. championship series.

While other umpires backed off confrontations with managers and players, Luciano reveled in the theatrics, going nose-to-nose with some of the best.

His raucous, chest-thumping battles with Baltimore manager Earl Weaver were the stuff of highlight films. He once ejected Weaver from both ends of a 1975 doubleheader.

“I don’t remember it happening,” Weaver said, although he did know that Luciano tossed him out of nine games.

Subscribe to the sports newsletter

Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.


Asking the right questions of your CBD company

Bluegrass Hemp Oil in Spokane Valley offers a variety of products that can be very effective for helping with some health conditions. (Courtesy BHO)
Sponsored

If you are like most CBD (cannabidiol) curious consumers, you’ve heard CBD can help with many ailments.