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Umpires

Ron Kulpa

Ron Kulpa – 46

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 15 Years

CAREER: Joined the Major League staff in 1999...has worked the 2001 All-Star Game, the Division Series (2001-02, 06-09, 11); the 2005 and 2013 American League Championship Series; and the 2011 World Series...was a part of the ALDS crew for White Sox-Rays in 2008...worked the semi-finals and finals of the 2009 World Baseball Classic at Dodger Stadium...umpired the 2000 Opening Series between the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets in Tokyo...previously worked in the Northwest League (1992), Midwest League (1993), Carolina League (1994), Southern League (1995-96), Texas League (1997) and Pacific Coast League (1998-99)...worked behind the plate during Justin Verlander's no-hitter vs. Milwaukee on June 12, 2007 and for Henderson Alvarez's no-hitter vs. Detroit on September 29, 2013... is one of only six active Major League umpires who have been behind the plate for multiple no-hitters (others: Ted Barrett, Eric Cooper, Ed Hickox, Adrian Johnson, Jeff Kellogg).

PERSONAL: Born in October 1968 in St. Louis...resides in Missouri...married to Sherri...has one child, Tanner...graduated from Hazelwood Central High School in 1987...attended Florissant Valley Community College (1989) and Missouri Baptist College (1990-92)...played baseball in college and then enrolled in umpire school...enjoys golf, bowling, hockey and riding his Harley-Davidson.

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