MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 26 Years
CAREER: Joined the Major League staff in 1989…is a new crew chief for 2013…has worked the All-Star Game (1994, 2001, 2012), Division Series (1995, 98, 99, 2001-03, 08-09, 12-13), League Championship Series (1997, 2004, 06-07) and World Series (1999, 2001, 2013)…previously umpired in the Midwest League (1978-79), Florida Instructional League (1978), Texas League (1980), Pacific Coast League (1981-86, 88), International League (1987) and Dominican League (1983)…was assigned to the 2008 National League Division Series between the Brewers and Phillies…was the second base umpire when Nolan Ryan recorded his 5,000th career strikeout and was at first base as Robin Yount reached the 3,000-hit milestone.
PERSONAL: Born in October 1955 in Ohio…resides in Oregon…married to Kay…has two children: Jimmy and Keri…graduated from Central Catholic High School in Toledo, OH (1973)…received a B.S. in Education from Bowling Green State University in 1977…named to the Central Catholic H.S. Sports Hall of Fame in 2000…played baseball at Bowling Green…proudest moment as a Major League umpire was working the 1999 and 2001 World Series…enjoys camping, playing golf and coaching basketball in the off-season…hobbies include reading, art and Christmas lighting.