MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 14 Years
CAREER: Joined the Major League staff in 1999...worked the Division Series (2001, 04-07, 09, 12), League Championship Series (2002-03, 08, 11), World Series (2007, 09) and the 2006 All-Star Game...officiated the 2008 NLCS...attended the Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School (1987)...previously umpired in the Gulf Coast League (1987), Midwest League (1988, 90-91), Eastern League (1992), Texas League (1993-94), Venezuelan Winter League (1994-95) and Pacific Coast League (1995-99)...was the home plate umpire for Kevin Millwood's no-hitter on April 27, 2003.
PERSONAL: Born in August 1964 in New Mexico...resides in Iowa...attended New Mexico State University...hobbies include playing the trumpet, yardwork, snowblowing and watching sports...played in the 1982 Connie Mack World Series...was a two-time All-State Music trumpet player in 1981-82...involved with the Hope Lutheran Church and takes part in the umpires' charity golf tournament benefiting Umps Care...the political enthusiast enjoys watching viewpoint programs.« Back to umpire roster
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