MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 21.5 Years
CAREER: Became a member of the Major League staff in 1993...has worked the All-Star Game (1997, 2009), the 2012 N.L. Wild Card Game, Division Series (1998, 2000, 03, 07-08, 10-11), League Championship Series (1999, 2001, 02, 04, 06, 12) and World Series (2000, 03, 08, 10)...was behind the plate for the A.L. Tiebreaker Game between Texas and Tampa Bay after the 2013 regular season...was behind the plate for the no-hitter by Florida's Anibal Sanchez on September 6, 2006 against Arizona at Dolphin Stadium; Sanchez's feat ended the longest gap in between no-hitters in baseball history...was the home plate umpire for Ubaldo Jimenez's no-hitter on April 17, 2010 at Atlanta... 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, Ron Kulpa)...named a crew chief for the 2010 season...previously umpired in the Appalachian League, Midwest League, Eastern League, Triple-A Alliance, Florida Instructional League and International League.
PERSONAL: Born in August 1961 in Michigan...resides in Michigan...married to Roxine...has three children: Trenton, Sydney Elizabeth and Holden...received a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Ferris State University.« Back to umpire roster