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Ernest C. Quigley

While other referees blew the whistle, Ernest Quigley used his high-pitched voice to control the game. One of the most respected referees of his era, Quigley was also known for his colorful refereeing style. Athletically gifted, Quigley was a star athlete at the University of Kansas, playing under the legendary James Naismith, the inventor of basketball. During his 40-year career, Quigley officiated ten consecutive AAU national tournaments and logged more than 100,000 miles a year. Quigley served as the supervisor of NCAA Tournament officials from 1940 to 1942. In 1944, Quigley moved off the courts to become director of athletics at Kansas. Also a gifted baseball umpire, Quigley umpired in the National League from 1913 to 1945, including six World Series. Also a member of the NCAA Football Rules Committee from 1946 to 1954.

Enshrined 1961
Born March 22, 1880 New Castle, New Brunswick CA
Died December 10, 1960
Career Stats
40 YEARS AS A
BASKETBALL OFFICIAL
25 YEARS AS A BASEBALL
UMPIRE, 1913-1945
NATIONAL LEAGUE
15,000 GAMES OFFICIATED
MEMBER NCAA FOOTBALL RULES
COMMITTEE, 1946-54
6x UMPIRED WORLD SERIES
1940-42 SUPERVISOR OF NCAA
TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS