MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 14.5 Years
CAREER: Became a member of the Major League staff in 1997...has worked the Division Series (2004-05, 10-11), the 2009 National League Championship Series and the 2010 All-Star Game in Anaheim...worked the NLDS between the Phillies and the Reds in 2010 and was at first base for the final out of Roy Halladay's no-hitter in Game One...was behind the plate for Minnesota left-hander Francisco Liriano's no-hitter at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago on May 3, 2011...was one of the umpires who represented Major League Baseball during the 2006 Japan All-Star Series...worked the Miami round of the 2009 World Baseball Classic...previously umpired in the Appalachian League (1990), Midwest League (1991), Carolina League (1992), Southern League (1993) and American Association (1994).
PERSONAL: Born in August 1970 in Iowa...resides in Iowa...married to Danae...has three children: Emily, Brandon and Ryan...became interested in umpiring as he worked games as a kid, starting at age 12...enjoys spending time with his family and golf.« Back to umpire roster
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