The ultimate umpire of all things in life isFact.
Agnes C. Laut
I'll set aside the tragedy of Phil Hughes going from a no-hitter in the seventh inning to a month (hopefully) on the DL and how I again mooshed a no-hitter bid. I have been building an umpire database based on a few sources including Retrosheets wealth of game log data.
I know, exciting topic. Anyway, I quickly ran the numbers for the most games umpired (through 2006) and came with the top-20 list below.
Five are still active. Given the number of teams and games played today, current umps get to call a lot more games. Also, I'm proud to say that Ed Montague, the guy who was unsure how to call a run scoring on a non-continuous double play over the weekend (he had someone look it ump in the rulebook even though it is explicitly stated there three times), he is number 7 after Hall-of-Famer Al Barlick. Mercy: