Interview with Joseph Paparella, March 16, 1988

Project: A. B. "Happy" Chandler: Desegregation of Major League Baseball Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Joseph Paparella was an umpire in the American League (Major League baseball). In this interview, he talks about the beginnings of his umpiring career, Happy Chandler as baseball commissioner, baseball managers and players he knew, the influence that Cal Hubbard, a fellow umpire, had on him, the worst places to umpire, the 1948 World Series, changes in baseball since the 1940s, television's effect on baseball, and the growing popularity of night games.

Interview Accession

1988oh060_chan108

Interviewee Name

Joseph Paparella

Interviewer Name

William J. Marshall

Interview Date

1988-03-16

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Paparella, Joseph Interview by William J. Marshall. 16 Mar. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Paparella, J. (1988, March 16). Interview by W. J. Marshall. A. B. "Happy" Chandler: Desegregation of Major League Baseball Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Paparella, Joseph, interview by William J. Marshall. March 16, 1988, A. B. "Happy" Chandler: Desegregation of Major League Baseball Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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