MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 14 Years
CAREER: Joined the Major League staff in 1999...worked the Division Series (2003-2005, 2008-09, 12), the 2007 National League Championship Series and the 2008 All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium...worked the Miami round of the 2009 World Baseball Classic...previously umpired in the Pioneer League (1992), Midwest League (1993), Florida State League (1994), Eastern League (1995-96), International League (1997) and Pacific Coast League (1998).
PERSONAL: Born in March 1972 in Minnesota...resides in Florida...married with four children...1990 graduate of Cretin Derham High School in St. Paul, the same alma mater as former umpire Tim Tschida...as a senior, was co-captain of his high school baseball team...taught himself how to throw left-handed in high school after severely injuring his right arm in his freshman year...began umpiring Little League games in college...proudest moment of his Major League career was working home plate for the first time...does work on behalf of Umps Care Charities (umpscare.com)...participates in church activities and is a member of a Catholic men's leadership program called "That Man Is You"...enjoys spending time with his family and working out in the off-season.« Back to umpire roster
© 2001- MLB Advanced Media, L.P. All rights reserved.
The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions.