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Crime History: Big-league umpire busted in baseball card theft

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On this day, April 21, in 1990, Major League Baseball umpire Bob Engel was arrested on charges of stealing 4,180 baseball cards from a Target retail store in BakersÞeld, Calif. A security officer said he saw Engel, 56, pull a paper bag from the waistband of his pants and fill it with seven boxes of Score brand cards, valued at $143. Engel, an umpire in the majors for 25 years, was...