This Hall of Famer enjoyed 42 years of umpiring on the Akron area sandlots. Getting his start from the legendary Chet Foltz, Rieder worked many championship tournament games with his partner for many years, 1984 inductee Nick Frascella. From 1928-1969, Earl worked the sandlots with confidence and class. Earl enjoyed his work and at the same time earned the respect of many players who have said, "There never was a good reason or a bad call to argue with Earl." He did the job well, without controversy, and has fond memories of many players who passed through the Akron sandlots which he still cherishes to this day.