Charlie Berry

Charles Francis Berry was an American athlete and sports official who enjoyed careers as a catcher and umpire in Major League Baseball and as an offensive end and official in the National Football League. His father, Charlie Sr., was a second baseman who played in the Union Association in 1884. He accomplished the rare feat of officiating in both the NFL Championship Game and the World Series in the same year. He was catcher for the Athletics, Red Sox, and the White Sox.

Berry is also remembered for a collision with Babe Ruth which sent the slugger flying into the air. In 1931, during a game between the New York Yankees and the Red Sox, Ruth collided with Berry at home plate while trying to score on a sacrifice fly. Ruth was carried off the field at Fenway Park and taken to a hospital, and missed two weeks of play.