MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 27 Years
CAREER: Became a member of the Major League staff in 1986...was the crew chief for the 2011 All-Star Game in Arizona...has worked the All-Star Game (1993, 2001, 11), Division Series (1995, 97, 98, 2001, 03-05, 07-08, 11), League Championship Series (1996, 99, 2000, 02, 09) and World Series (1998, 2001, 04)...worked the Dodgers-Cubs NLDS?in 2008...attended the Kinnamon Umpire School in 1981...previously umpired in the Northwest League (1981), California League (1982), Arizona Instructional League (1982-83), Texas League (1983-84), American Association (1984-85) and Dominican Winter League (1984-86).
PERSONAL: Born in August 1959 in Oregon...resides in Oregon and Palm Springs, California...single...graduated from Sheldon High School in Eugene, OR...received an Associate of Science, Television Broadcasting from Lane Community College in 1979...became involved in umpiring when he was 15 years old...one of his proudest moments as a Major League umpire was working behind the plate for Game Three of the 1998 World Series...would probably be a radio disc jockey if he wasn't an umpire...officiated high school football and basketball for 18 years...does numerous speaking engagements and teaches umpire clinics in the off-season...enjoys traveling and following Oregon Ducks football in the off-season...hobbies include politics and football.« Back to umpire roster
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