On February 28, 2002 — 2002 – Major League Baseball announces it has rehired five umpires who had resigned during the 1999 season as part of the ill-fated strategy concocted by Richie Phillips and the Major League Umpires Association. They are Gary Darling, Bill Hohn, Larry Poncino, Larry Vanover and Joe West. Four other umpires, Drew Coble, Greg Kosc, Terry Tata, and Frank Pulli, are allowed to retire.

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Baseball Reference February 28
SABR Games Project
National Pastime February 28
Hall of Fame
Replay The Game
Retro Sheet

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