MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 30.5 Years
CAREER: Joined the Major League staff in 1983...has worked at least one game at the Major League level for 31 seasons, the third most among the active staff (Joe West, 34; Derryl Cousins, 33)...has worked the All-Star Game (1986, 98, 2003), Division Series (1997, 2000, 02, 04, 06), League Championship Series (1988, 95, 99, 2001, 03, 05, 07-09) and World Series (1993, 2000, 02, 06)...was the crew chief for the 2008 ALCS...was behind the plate for the perfect game by David Wells in 1998...previously umpired in the Florida State League (1976-77), Florida Instructional League (1976, 78), Southern League (1978), American Association (1979-82) and Puerto Rican Winter League (1979-80)...his 93 Postseason games umpired are tied for third highest on the active staff and tied for seventh all-time.
PERSONAL: Born in December 1951 in Michigan...resides in Iowa...married to Sandy...has three children...a 1970 graduate of Parkside High School...received a B.A. in Recreation and Youth Leadership (1974) and a M.A. in Intramural Administration (1975) from Michigan State University...played semi-pro baseball...became interested in umpiring by officiating intramural competitions at Michigan State.« Back to umpire roster
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