MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 13.5 Years
CAREER: Became a member of the Major League staff in 2001...worked the National League Division Series in 2005 (SD-STL) and 2009 (COL-PHI); the 2011 National League Championship Series; and the 2009 All-Star Game in St. Louis...was an instructor at MLB's inaugural Umpire Camps (MLBUC.com), held at MLB's Urban Youth Academy in Compton, California, in November 2006...was a part of the crew that worked MLB?China Series 2008, the first MLB?games ever played in China, and the 2008 Japan Opening Series...previously umpired in the New York-Penn League (1991), South Atlantic League (1992), Carolina League (1993-94), Southern League (1995-96) and International League (1997-2001).
PERSONAL: Born in December 1967 in Ohio...resides in Florida...married to Leslie...has three children: Jack, Connor and Reilly...graduated from Bishop Watterson High School and attended Ohio State University...proudest moment as a Major League umpire was the first game after the September 11th attacks, when he felt just how important baseball was to America...participates in events on behalf of Umps Care Charities (umpscare.com) and the Dave Thomas Foundation...enjoys playing golf...hobbies include refurbishing vintage Porsches.« Back to umpire roster
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