Satch Davidson, former National League umpire,
was promoted to the major leagues after having spent only three years in the minors. No other umpire had been promoted as rapidly.
Throughout his career, Satch has worked in a mini-series
playoff, three championship playoffs, two World Series, and the Bicentennial Year All Star Game.
Before Satch became an umpire, he played both professional baseball and football.
Along with his career as an umpire, he worked during the winter months as a college basketball official.
Satch has served as an instructor for the Southern Umpires Camp in Atlanta, Georgia and the Harry Wendlestedt School for Umpires in Daytona Beach, Florida.
During the 1994 baseball season, Satch was the pitching coach for the San Antonio Tejanos of the
Texas-Louisiana baseball league.
Since retiring from baseball, Satch has been a guest speaker for many civic and charitable organizations. He has been a
guest baseball authority on numerous radio and television sports talk shows.
Several years ago, an advertising agency received permission to hire Satch for a campaign to
promote Houston Astros baseball. Satch was photographed and seen on billboards all over the city of Houston because, in the words of the advertising director, he truly had an "umpire's
Satch lives in Houston and plays on the celebrity golf
||* Worked in five no-hit games, including back to back no-hitters
* Worked behind the plate in the sixth game of the 1975 World Series, which lasted twelve innings and has been called the single most exciting sports event in history.
* Worked behind the plate when Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s record.
* Al Somers Man of the Year Award granted for outstanding service to Major League Baseball.
* Sports Professionals Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award