Tony Canna

Tony Canna began his umpiring career after World War II in South Chicago and the East Side of Chicago with Jim Allen’s organization. Shortly after that he joined Jim Edgeworth and the “Official Empire’s Association” which he controlled later in his life. Tony worked with this organization until his retirement from officiating At the , time of his retirement, Tony was the rules interpreter for the Grant Park softball leagues and many other leagues throughout Chicago. Softball players rank Tony Canna as one of the top umpires of the 1940-60 era Umpiring at Grant Park, Grand Crossing, Avalon, Tuley, Bidwell, Foster, and Trumbull Parks, Tony was the arbiter of choice at money games and major tournaments. Tony also played semipro baseball during the 1930s and excelled in basketball. His many friends stand as a testament to his excellent umpiring abilities. Retired from Standard Oil and Kaiser Aluminum, Tony currently lives in South Holland, IL. Since De