Larry E. Rodgers
Competitive football and baseball games require the deft touch of competent officials to allow the contests to occur in a fair and orderly fashion. One of Chautauqua County’s most respected, most knowledgeable and longest serving referee and umpire, Larry E. Rodgers is an inductee of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022.
Born in 1938 in Warren County, Pennsylvania, Rodgers graduated from Youngsville, PA High and then attended Jamestown Community College. He lived in Jamestown from 1962-2002 working at the Carborundum/Monofrax plant in Falconer for 36 years as a chemist.
Rodgers umpired baseball and softball for 39 years. He served as President, Vice-President, Secretary and Rules Interpreter for the Chautauqua County Baseball and Softball Umpires Association. He taught umpiring classes for 25 years.