Longtime umpire Harry Wendelstedt passes away

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Harry Wendelstedt, who was an MLB umpire for more than 30 years before retiring in 1998, passed away today at age 73.

Wendelstedt, who worked five World Series, four All-Star games, and a record-tying five no-hitters, was diagnosed with a brain tumor several years ago.

The accompanying photo shows Wendelstedt with his son, Hunter Wendelstedt, who followed in his footsteps and is a current MLB umpire.

Video: Corey Dickerson breaks scoreless tie with walk-off home run

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Neither the Pirates nor the Tigers could manage any offense during Thursday afternoon’s game at PNC Park. That is, until outfielder Corey Dickerson launched a walk-off solo home run off of Alex Wilson with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Dickerson, 28, has been solid for the Pirates for the first month of the season. He’s batting .314/.348/.500 with a pair of home runs, 13 RBI, and 13 runs scored in 92 plate appearances. The Pirates acquired him from the Rays in late February in exchange for journeyman pitcher Daniel Hudson and Single-A infielder Tristan Gray.