Longtime MLB Umpire Derryl Cousins Dies at 74
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Former major league umpire Derryl Cousins, who worked three World Series during a career that lasted over three decades, has died. He was 74. Craig Cousins said his brother died at home Monday in Palm Springs, California, after a bout with cancer. Cousins got his spot in the big leagues during the umpires’ strike in 1979 and stayed on the job through the 2012 season. He called the World Series in 2005, 1999 and 1988 and also worked seven League Championship Series, five Division Series and three All-Star Games.