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Umpires

Mark Carlson

Mark Carlson – 6

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 13.5 Years

CAREER: Joined the Major League staff in 1999...worked the 2003 All-Star Game, the 2007 National League Division Series, the 2011 American League Division Series and the 2012 ALDS...called balls and strikes for Jered Weaver's no-hitter on May 2, 2012 vs. the Twins...attended the Brinkman-Froemming Umpire School (1993)…umpired in the Pioneer League (1993), Midwest League (1994), Florida State League (1995), Southern League (1996-97), International League (1998-99) and the Arizona Fall League (1998)...has switched from number 48 to number 6 for the 2012 season.

PERSONAL: Born in July 1969 in Illinois...resides in Illinois...married to Marie…has two daughters, Grace and Audrey...graduated from Joliet West High School...attended Parkland College and was a catcher on the baseball team…played baseball through college…served in the United States Marine Corps…hobbies include racquetball, hunting and powerlifting…competed in a Tough Mudder competition in 2012, featuring a 10-12 mile obstacle course designed to test strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie...works with charitable organizations such as Wish Upon a Star and the Joliet Lion's Club Old Timers Baseball Association in the off-season…founded Mark Carlson's Care for children in his community...does work on behalf of UmpsCare charities...first Major League assignment was an Interleague series between the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

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