Former MLB ump Gregg dies after suffering stroke

Updated: June 6, 2006, 11:49 AM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Former major-league umpire Eric Gregg, known for his big personality, extra-wide strike zone and oversized frame, died Monday night, a day after a massive stroke. He was 55.

"I want him to be remembered as someone who loved the game of baseball, someone who was determined to make it no matter what," his son, Kevin Gregg, told The Associated Press.

Gregg, whose struggles with weight problems saw him reach almost 400 pounds, told family members Sunday morning at his home ...

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