Terry Tata
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Terry Tata
Terry Tata
Born (1940-04-24) April 24, 1940 (age 79)
OccupationFormer MLB umpire
Years active1973-1999

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Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight180 lb (82 kg)

Terry Anthony Tata (born April 24, 1940) is a former Major League Baseball umpire. His career started in 1973 and ended in 1999. During his career, he officiated four World Series, seven National League Championship Series and three All-Star games. He also officiated in five no-hitters, including being the home plate umpire for two: Phil Niekro's on August 5, 1973 [1] and Tom Seaver's on June 16, 1978.[2] Tata wore uniform number 19 for most of his career.

Tata appeared on the Television program What's My Line on June 11, 1961, where he was presented as being the youngest umpire in "organized baseball." He was 21 years old at the time and stated that he worked in the Northern League which incorporated, he said on the program, "Minnesota, the Dakotas, Canada, and Wisconsin." The panelists were able to discern his occupation.

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