Longtime umpire Harry Wendelstedt, who worked five World Series and was behind the plate for five no-hitters, died Friday. He was 73.

Wendelstedt died at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, near the umpiring school he ran for more than three decades in Ormond Beach. He had been diagnosed several years ago with a brain tumor.

Wendelstedt also called seven NL championship series and four All-Star games. He was on the major league umpiring staff from 1966 to 1998.

His son, Hunter, is a big league umpire and wears the same No. 21 his father wore. The Wendelstedts worked games together in 1998 -- it was Hunter's first year in the majors and Harry's last season. Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda has championed Wendelstedt for enshrinement in Cooperstown.

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