MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 12.5 Years
CAREER: Became a member of the Major League staff in 1999...has worked the Division Series (2004, 08, 10) and the 2009 All-Star?Game in St. Louis...was assigned to the 2010 National League Division Series between the Giants and the Braves...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 worked the Appalachian League (1988), Midwest League (1989-90), Florida Instructional League (1988-90), Southern League (1991-92), International League (1993-98)...attended the Wendelstedt Umpire School and is an instructor at the school in the off-season.
PERSONAL: Born in July 1963 in Louisville...resides in Georgia...married to Elizabeth...has four children: Nicole, Aaron, Danielle and Ryan...does charity work for Habitat for Humanity and Relay for Life...attended Jefferson Community College...his first baseball memory was attending a Louisville Colonels game with his dad...first Major League game was in Philadelphia, his dad attended and he left an empty seat for his mom who had passed away two years earlier...enjoys camping, lifting weights, aerobics, singing and playing with his kids...admires his mom for being the most complete person he has ever known and for raising nine children.« Back to umpire roster
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