Marty Springstead, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1937) died on January 17, 2012.

January 17, 2012

Martin John Springstead was an umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the American League from 1966 to 1985 and had since worked as an umpire supervisor. He was the youngest umpire ever to serve as crew chief in the World Series, heading the staff for the 1973 Series at the age of 36 years and 3 months.