Umpires in the Hall of Fame are truly in a league of their own and deserve a lot of praise. Umpires are perhaps more remembered from the constant jeering than anything else.
Bill McGowan was regarded as the best and most colorful umpire of his day and earned the nickname "No. 1" for being honest, accurate and fair. He was tough enough to work every inning of 2,541 consecutive games. Learn about this Hall of Fame umpire.