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January 19, 2019

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January 19, 2019

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April 12, 2018
Never will be Forgotten.
April 11, 2018
Frank came across my mind today when there was a fight between the Yanks and Red Sox and the umps had to intervene. I knew our mutual friend Eric Gregg had passed away some time ago, but I missed the fact that my super spirited, honest, genuine bud Frank, had passed away. He is a true legend in the field and one of the most well-respected officials in any sport. Eric and Frank made my working at the Braves stadium in the early 90's such a joy. They helped me get 34 baseballs signed by all the legendary players and often hung with me and the crew after hours to unwind after the games. Frank was always a true gentleman and the life of the party! I will miss knowing he is no longer with us, dearly!
January 30, 2017
My condolences to Frank's family. I served with Frank in the Air Force in Alaska in 1956. He was a radio operator on our B-29's and flew many Radar evaluation missions along the Russian border. He loved baseball and played shortstop on our unit team, of which I was the couch. I didn't know that he had become an umpire until a few years back, when I heard an announcer identify him as the first base couch and took a closer look. When I saw the way he stood, I immediately knew that it was my old shortstop. Rest in peace, Airman.
November 11, 2016
June 18, 2016
For some reason I thought about Frank Pulli today talking about baseball umpires. Never had the pleasure of meeting him, but always enjoyed watching him umpire the plate. Loved those punch-outs. Sorry to read that he passed away some time ago, will always be one of my favorites even though I live in a American League city. Rest in peace Sir, condolenses to his family, sorry so late.
August 14, 2014
I met Frank in San Francisco in 1977, and I remember so well his kindness and generosity. I introduced him to my parents, who lived near Chicago and were great Cubs fans. Frank invited them to call him whenever he was in town to work, and he'd arrange for passes for them to see a game at Wrigley Field. They took him up on the offer several times, often sharing a meal after the game. They were so proud they knew him, and he was a charming, entertaining dinner guest.

I haven't been paying attention to baseball for a very long time. I only learned today of Frank's passing nearly a year ago, so please forgive the lateness of the family condolences I'm sending now. But I also know that the first anniversary of a loved one's passing can be very difficult. So I hope you'll be a bit comforted, even at this late date, to know that the memory of Frank's gentle calm, professionalism, and delightful sense of humor are still cherished by old friends. RIP, Frank.
May 01, 2014
This main had a heart of gold. One of my long time customers at Tampa Bay Downs. What a legend and a man. My heart goes out to his family. Always in my heart. He did a lot for me.
October 29, 2013
I met frank in 1972 when he was a minor league umpire.He was a man on a mission to make it to the big leagues.He was called up that year.Frank and Big John Mcsherry together again. My sympathy to his family. He left a lasting impression on those who had the pleasure of crossing his path. God Bless
October 06, 2013
Dear Pulli Family,

I just found out about Frank's passing. He was a great man and a good friend. He was the first umpire to wear the chest protector I designed when I worked for Riddell while living in Houston, TX. Every time his crew came to town to do the Astros games we would always go to lunch or dinner. When I would ask him what he felt like eating, I always got the same answer... Italian. Eventually I quit asking.
October 05, 2013
My father was living in Florida and up visiting me at my home in Ithaca, N.Y. My father was a cook and a boxer in the Navy when he served. We were watching my team the New York Mets play on t.v. And Frank Puli was behind the plate doing his thing punching out strikes with the style of a boxer. I always loved games which he was behind the plate because he always made me think of my father. So as we were watching the game together I turned to my dad and told him how watching Frank call a game reminded me of him. I asked him if he understood why and he replied he did. I even thought he had some resemblance to Frank Puli. As a child I would watch games with my father but I never understood it or really cared much for the game. He was a New York Yankee fan. In 1985 - 1986 I became a fan of baseball myself after getting hooked on the Amazing year of 1986 that no Mets fan will ever forget. I was sad to learn the Mr. Puli had passed away. I always wanted to write him to let him know I admired him. I even. Always wanted to get his autograph or write him somehow and see if he would write me back. I wish I had tried. I think umpires aren't appreciated enough. Especially the umpires like Mr. Puli who were not just calling the games but had personality and were fun to watch...even to listen to for some. My father passed away in 1993. At the time of his passing he lived in Stewart, Florida. Just across from Port St. Lucy were my Mets play spring training and is the home of their single A team. One last thing about my dad I should mention...My fathers name also was "Frank". Thank You Mr. Frank Puli. I always appreciated you. Even though this is being done late I just want the family to know I feel for their loss.

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