MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 20.5 Years
CAREER: Became a member of the Major League staff in 1993...has worked the All-Star Game (1997, 2009), the 2012 N.L. Wild Card Game, Division Series (1998, 2000, 03, 07-08, 10-11), League Championship Series (1999, 2001, 02, 04, 06, 12) and World Series (2000, 03, 08, 10)...was behind the plate for the no-hitter by Florida's Anibal Sanchez on September 6, 2006 against Arizona at Dolphin Stadium; Sanchez's feat ended the longest gap in between no-hitters in baseball history...was the home plate umpire for Ubaldo Jimenez's no-hitter on April 17, 2010 at Atlanta...is one of only five active Major League umpires who have been behind the plate for multiple no-hitters (others: Ted Barrett, Eric Cooper, Ed Hickox and Brian Runge)...was named a crew chief for the 2010 season...previously umpired in the Appalachian League, Midwest League, Eastern League, Triple-A Alliance, Florida Instructional League and International League.
PERSONAL: Born in August 1961 in Michigan...resides in Michigan...married to Roxine...has three children: Trenton, Sydney Elizabeth and Holden...received a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Ferris State University.« Back to umpire roster
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