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Major League Umpires 2000 - 2018

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2017 Post Season Umps
2017 All-Star Game Umps / 2017 MLB Ump Media Guide
All-Time World Series Umps / 1999 Resigned Umpires

2018 MLB Umpire Crews
February, 2018

Crew #Crew ChiefUmpire 2Umpire 3Umpire 4
Crew 112 Davis, Gerry6 Carlson, Mark91 Knight, Brian31 Hoberg, Pat
Crew 232 DeMuth, Dana39 Nauert, Paul87 Barry, Scott37 Torres, Carlos
Crew 322 West, Joe88 Eddings, Doug60 Foster, Marty90 Ripperger, Mark
Crew 438 Cederstrom, Gary56 Cooper, Eric89 Blaser, Cory85 Scheurwater, Stu
Crew 524 Layne, Jerry53 Gibson,Greg19 Carapazza, Vic71 Baker, Jordan
Crew 69 Gorman, Brian58 Iassogna, Dan80 Johnson, Adrian73 Gibson, Tripp
Crew 78 Kellogg, Jeff51 Hudson, Marvin92 Hoye, James81 Wolcott, Quinn
Crew 820 Hallion, Tom10 Cuzzi, Phil2 Bellino, Dan78 Hamari, Adam
Crew 933 Winters, Mike95 Timmons, Tim30 Drake, Rob76 Muchlinski, Mike
Crew 1025 Culbreth, Fieldin7 O'Nora, Brian54 Bucknor, CB98 Conroy, Chris
Crew 1165 Barrett, Ted44 Danley, Kerwin23 Barksdale, Lance93 Little, Will
Crew 1245 Nelson, Jeff63 Diaz, Laz49 Fletcher, Andy79 Gonzalez, Manny
Crew 1326 Miller, Bill5 Hernandez, Angel13 Tichenor, Todd64 Porter, Alan
Crew 1441 Meals, Jerry46 Kulpa, Ron15 Hickox, Ed47 Morales, Gabe
Crew 1527 Vanover, Larry21 Wendelstedt, Hunter68 Guccione, Chris86 Rackley, David
Crew 16 57 Everitt, Mike3 Welke, Bill11 Randazzo, Tony94 Barrett, Lance
Crew 1750 Emmel, Paul1 Dreckman, Bruce4 Fairchild, Chad83 Estabrook, Mike
Crew 1834 Holbrook, Sam72 Marquez, Alfonso28 Wolf, Jim17 Reyburn, DJ
Crew 1914 Wegner, Mark77 Reynolds, Jim16 DiMuro, Mike74 Tumpane, John

2018 MLB Spring Training Roster

MLB StaffMLB StaffMiLB Invitees & Call-Ups
Baker, Jordan 71
Barksdale, Lance 23
Barrett, Lance 94
Barrett, Ted 65
Barry, Scott 87
Bellino, Dan 2
Blaser, Cory 89
Bucknor, CB 54
Carapazza, Vic 19
Carlson, Mark 6
Cederstrom, Gary 38
Conroy, Chris 98
Cooper, Eric 56
Culbreth, Fieldin 25
Cuzzi, Phil 10
Danley, Kerwin 44
Davis, Gerry 12
DeMuth, Dana 32
Diaz, Laz 63
DiMuro, Mike 16
Drake, Rob 30
Dreckman, Bruce 1
Eddings, Doug 88
Emmel, Paul 50
Estabrook, Mike 83
Everitt, Mike 57
Fairchild, Chad 4
Fletcher, Andy 49
Foster, Marty 60
Gibson, Greg 53
Gibson, Tripp 73
Gonzalez, Manny 79
Gorman, Brian 9
Guccione, Chris 68
Hallion, Tom 20
Hamari, Adam 78
Hernandez, Angel 5
Hickox, Ed 15
Hoberg, Pat 31
Holbrook, Sam 34
Hoye, James 92
Hudson, Marvin 51
Iassogna, Dan 58
Johnson, Adrian 80
Kellogg, Jeff 8
Knight, Brian 91
Kulpa, Ron 46
Layne, Jerry 24
Little, Will 93
Marquez, Alfonso 72
Meals, Jerry 41
Miller, Bill 26
Morales, Gabe 47
Muchlinski, Mike 76
Nauert, Paul 39
Nelson, Jeff 45
O'Nora, Brian 7
Porter, Alan 64
Rackley, David 86
Randazzo, Tony 11
Reyburn, D.J. 17
Reynolds Jim 77
Ripperger, Mark 90
Scheurwater, Stu 85
Tichenor, Todd 13
Timmons, Tim 95
Torres, Carlos 37
Tumpane, John 74
Vanover, Larry 27
Wegner, Mark 14
Welke, Bill 3
Wendelstedt, Hunter 21
West, Joe 22
Winters, Mike 33
Wolcott, Quinn 81
Wolf, Jim 28
Additon, Ryan 67
Barber, Sean 29
Blakney, Ryan 36
De Jesus, Ramon 18
January, Javerro "JJ" -
Lentz, Nic 59
Libka, John 84
Livensparger, Shane 43
Nick Mahrley 48
May, Ben 97
Ortiz, Roberto 40
Rehak, Jeremie -
Segal, Chris 96
Whitson, Chad 62
Woodring, Tom 75

(15 MiLB Umps)
(76 MLB Umps)




















2017 MLB Umpire Crews
February, 2017

  Crew Chief Umpire 2 Umpire 3 Umpire 4
Crew 112 Davis, Gerry 11 Randazzo, Tony 30 Drake, Rob31 Hoberg, Pat
Crew 232 DeMuth, Dana 39 Nauert, Paul 68 Guccione, Chris37 Torres, Carlos
Crew 35 Scott, Dale 77 Reynolds, Jim 91 Knight, Brian 94 Barrett, Lance
Crew 422 West, Joe 21 Wendelstedt, Hunter 49 Fletcher, Andy 64 Porter, Alan
Crew 538 Cederstrom, Gary 56 Cooper, Eric 80 Johnson, Adrian47 Morales, Gabe
Crew 624 Layne, Jerry 51 Hudson, Marvin 2 Bellino, Dan 83 Estabrook, Mike
Crew 79 Gorman, Brian 58 Iassogna, Dan 16 DiMuro, Mike 73 Gibson, Tripp
Crew 88 Kellogg, Jeff 95 Timmons, Tim 92 Hoye, James 93 Little, Will
Crew 920 Hallion, Tom 10 Cuzzi, Phil 19 Carapazza, Vic 90 Ripperger, Mark
Crew 1033 Winters, Mike 14 Wegner, Mark 60 Foster, Marty 76 Muchlinski, Mike
Crew 1125 Culbreth, Fieldin 6 Carlson, Mark 54 Bucknor, CB 79 Gonzalez, Manny
Crew 1265 Barrett, Ted 55 Hernandez, Angel 23 Barksdale, Lance 74 Tumpane, John
Crew 1345 Nelson, Jeff 63 Diaz, Laz 88 Eddings, Doug 89 Blaser, Cory
Crew 1426 Miller, Bill 44 Danley, Kerwin 13 Tichenor, Todd78 Hamari, Adam
Crew 1541 Meals, Jerry 46 Kulpa, Ron 15 Hickox, Ed 98 Conroy, Chris
Crew 1627 Vanover, Larry 72 Marquez, Alfonso 4 Fairchild, Chad 86 Rackley, David
Crew 1757 Everitt, Mike 52 Welke, Bill 1 Dreckman, Bruce 71 Baker, Jordan
Crew 1850 Emmel, Paul 7 O'Nora, Brian 87 Barry, Scott 81 Wolcott, Quinn
Crew 1934 Holbrook, Sam 53 Gibson, Greg 28 Wolf, Jim 70 Reyburn, DJ

New Hires: Adam Hamari, Gabe Morales, Pat Hoberg, Carlos Torres

2017 MLB Spring Training Roster

MLB StaffMLB StaffMiLB Call-Ups
Baker, Jordan 71
Barksdale, Lance 23
Barrett, Lance 94
Barrett, Ted 65
Barry, Scott 87
Bellino, Dan 2
Blaser, Cory 89
Bucknor, CB 54
Carapazza, Vic 19
Carlson, Mark 6
Cederstrom, Gary 38
Conroy, Chris 98
Cooper, Eric 56
Culbreth, Fieldin 25
Cuzzi, Phil 10
Danley, Kerwin 44
Davis, Gerry 12
DeMuth, Dana 32
Diaz, Laz 63
DiMuro, Mike 16
Drake, Rob 30
Dreckman, Bruce 1
Eddings, Doug 88
Emmel, Paul 50
Estabrook, Mike 83
Everitt, Mike 57
Fairchild, Chad 4
Fletcher, Andy 49
Foster, Marty 60
Gibson, Greg 53
Gibson, Tripp 73
Gonzalez, Manny 79
Gorman, Brian 9
Guccione, Chris 68
Hallion, Tom 20
Hamari, Adam 78
Hernandez, Angel 55
Hickox, Ed 15
Hoberg, Pat 31
Holbrook, Sam 34
Hoye, James 92
Hudson, Marvin 51
Iassogna, Dan 58
Johnson, Adrian 80
Kellogg, Jeff 8
Knight, Brian 91
Kulpa, Ron 46
Layne, Jerry 24
Little, Will 93
Marquez, Alfonso 72
Meals, Jerry 41
Miller, Bill 26
Morales, Gabe 47
Muchlinski, Mike 76
Nauert, Paul 39
Nelson, Jeff 45
O'Nora, Brian 7
Porter, Alan 64
Rackley, David 86
Randazzo, Tony 11
Reyburn, D.J. 70
Reynolds Jim 77
Ripperger, Mark 90
Scott, Dale 5
Tichenor, Todd 13
Timmons, Tim 95
Torres, Carlos 37
Tumpane, John 74
Vanover, Larry 27
Wegner, Mark 14
Welke, Bill 3
Wendelstedt, Hunter 21
West, Joe 22
Winters, Mike 33
Wolcott, Quinn 81
Wolf, Jim 28
Additon, Ryan
Bacon, John
Barber, Sean 29
Basner, Toby 99
Blakney, Ryan 36
Bostwick, John
Cascioppo, Mike
De Jesus, Ramon 18
Eggert, Travis
Fagan, Clint 82
Lentz, Nic 59
Libka, John -
Livensparger, Shane
Nick Mahrley
May, Ben 97
Merzel, Dan
Ortiz, Roberto 40
Patterson, Garrett
Rehab, Jeremie
Scheurwater, Stu 85
Segal, Chris 96
Teague, Ron "Ronnie"
Tosi, Alex
Valentine, Junior
Whitson, Chad 62
Woodring, Tom 75

(26 MiLB Umps)
(76 MLB Umps)
(102 Total)








Appointment of Crew Chiefs

Each year the Office of the Commissioner shall appoint an umpire to act as the Crew Chief for each of the crews formed for the championship season. While the Office of the Commissioner may consider seniority along with other factors that it may deem appropriate when exercising its appointment discretion, seniority shall not control in the Office of the Commissioner's choice of Crew Chiefs.  The Crew Chief shall coordinate and direct his crew's compliance with the Office of the Commissioner's rules and policies. Other Crew Chief responsibilities include: leading periodic discussions and reviews of situations, plays and rules with his crew; generally directing the work of the other umpires on the crew, with particular emphasis on uniformity in dealing with unique situations; assigning responsibilities for maintaining time limits during the game; ensuring the timely filing of all required crew reports for incidents such as ejections, brawls and protested games and reporting to the Office of Commissioner any irregularity in field conditions at any ballpark.

88th All-Star Game
July 11, 2017, Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
AL-2 NL-1, 10 innings

HP: Joe West (crew chief): 3rd AS Game.
1B: Angel Hernandez: 3rd AS Game.
2B: Mark Carlson: 2nd AS Game.
3B: Chris Conroy: 1st AS Game.
LF: Manny Gonzalez: 1st AS Game.
RF: Mike Estabrook: 1st AS Game.
Replay Official: Doug Eddings: 1st AS Game Replay.

2017 Postseason Umpires

The Replay Official does not join the on field crew for the Wild Card or Division Series games

AL Wild Card A: Minnesota Twins @ NY Yankees
HP: Alfonso Marquez
1B: Mike Winters, CC
2B: Eric Cooper
3B: Lance Barksdale
LF: Tripp Gibson
RF: John Tumpane

NL Wild Card B: Colorado Rockies @ Arizona Diamondbacks
HP: Jim Reynolds
1B: Gary Cederstrom, CC
2B: Mark Carlson
3B: Chris Guccione
LF: Jordan Baker
RF: David Rackley
Wild Card Game Replay Officials: Mike Muchlinski and Bill Welke

ALDS A: NY Yankees / Cleveland Indians
HP: Vic Caparazza
1B: Dan Iasogna
2B: Dana DeMuth, CC
3B: Brian O'Nora
LF: Jeff Nelson
RF: Adrian Johnson

ALDS B: Boston Red Sox / Houston Astros
HP: Dan Bellino
1B: Angel Hernandez
2B: Ted Barrett, CC
3B: Mark Wegner
LF: Mike Everitt
RF: Marty Foster

NLDS A: NL Arizona Diamonbacks / LA Dodgers
HP: Paul Nauert
1B: Phil Cuzzi
2B: Gerry Davis, CC
3B: Alan Porter
LF: Bill Miller
RF: Quinn Wolcott

NLDS B: Chicago Cubs / Washington Nationals
HP: Cory Blaser
1B: Ron Kulpa
2B: Fieldin Culbreth
3B: Laz Diaz
LF: Jerry Layne, CC
RF: Will Little
Division Series Replay Officials: Greg Gibson, Tom Hallion, James Hoye, Tim Timmons

 

ALCS: NY Yankees / Houston Astros
HP: Chad Fairchild (replay review games 3-7)
1B: Hunter Wendelstedt
2B: Gary Cederstrom, CC
3B: Chris Guccione
LF: Jerry Meals
RF: Jim Reynolds
Replay Review: Mark Carlson (on field games 3-7)

NLCS: Chicago Cubs / Los Angeles Dodgers
HP: Lance Barksdale (replay review games 3-7)
1B: Todd Tichenor
2B: Mike Winters, CC
3B: Jim Wolf
LF: Bill Welke
RF: Alfonso Marquez
Replay Review: Eric Cooper (on field games 3-7)
Replay Assistant, AL & NLCS: Mike Muchlinski

Houston Astros @ LA Dodgers
HP: Phil Cuzzi, replay review games 3-7
1B: Paul Nauert
2B: Gerry Davis, CC
3B: Laz Diaz
LF: Bill Miller
RF: Dan Iassogna
Replay: Mark Wegner, on field games 3-7
Replay Assistant, Tripp Gibson

2016 MLB Umpire Crews
April, 2016

CrewCrew ChiefUmpire 2Umpire 3Umpire 4
Crew A12 Davis, Gerry34 Holbrook, Sam30 Drake, RobCall-Up Umpire
Crew B32 DeMuth, Dana53 Gibson, Greg15 Hickox, Ed83 Estabrook, Mike
Crew C17 Hirschbeck, John52 Welke, Bill19 Carapazza, Vic70 Reyburn, D.J.
Crew D5 Scott, Dale58 Iassogna, Dan61 Davidson, Bob94 Barrett, Lance
Crew E22 West, Joe44 Danley, Kerwin49 Fletcher, Andy90 Ripperger, Mark
Crew F38 Cederstrom, Gary56 Cooper, Eric28 Wolf, Jim80 Johnson, Adrian
Crew G24 Layne, Jerry21 Wendelstedt, Hunter87 Barry, Scott73 Gibson, Tripp
Crew H9 Gorman, Brian6 Carlson, Mark16 DiMuro, Mike81 Wolcott, Quinn
Crew I8 Kellogg, Jeff7 O'Nora, Brian64 Porter, AlanCall-Up Umpire
Crew J20 Hallion, Tom10 Cuzzi, Phil2 Dan BellinoCall-Up Umpire
Crew K33 Winters, Mike14 Wegner, Mark60 Foster, Marty76 Muchlinski, Mike
Crew L66 Joyce, Jim51 Hudson, Marvin92 Hoye, James4 Fairchild, Chad
Crew M25 Culbreth, Fieldin77 Reynolds, Jim54 Bucknor, CB79 Gonzalez, Manny
Crew N65 Barrett, Ted55 Hernandez, Angel23 Barksdale, Lance93 Litle, Will
Crew O45 Nelson, Jeff63 Diaz, Laz88 Eddings, Doug89 Blaser, Cory
Crew P26 Miller, Bill11 Randazzo, Tony91 Knight, Brian13 Tichenor, Todd
Crew Q41 Meals, Jerry46 Kulpa, Ron39 Nauert, Paul98 Conroy, Chris
Crew R27 Vanover, Larry72 Marquez, Alfonso68 Guccione, Chris86 Rackley, David
Crew S57 Everitt, Mike*50 Emmel, Paul95 Timmons, Tim71 Baker, Jordan
Disabled3 Welke, Tim, 1 Dreckman, Bruce

Paul Schrieber is not listed on the MLB Umpire Crew list. He did not work the 2015 postseason, but officiated the 2015 All-Star Game as the second base umpire.
*Mike Everitt leads Crew S as an interim/acting crew chief (Everitt was on Welke's crew in 2015).
Because of this movement, there are 75 Umpires listed on the Crew list and two Umpire 4 slots available for Call-Up Umpires from AAA. There are 76 umpires and no permanent fill-ins in 2016.

2016 MLB Spring Training Roster

MLB StaffMLB StaffMiLB Call-Ups
Baker, Jordan 71
Barksdale, Lance 23
Barrett, Lance 94
Barrett, Ted 65
Barry, Scott 87
Bellino, Dan 2
Blaser, Cory 89
Bucknor, CB 54
Carapazza, Vic 19
Carlson, Mark 6
Cederstrom, Gary 38
Conroy, Chris 98
Cooper, Eric 56
Culbreth, Fieldin 25
Cuzzi, Phil 10
Danley, Kerwin 44
Davidson, Bob 61
Davis, Gerry 12
DeMuth, Dana 32
Diaz, Laz 63
DiMuro, Mike 16
Drake, Rob 30
Dreckman, Bruce 1
Eddings, Doug 88
Emmel, Paul 50
Estabrook, Mike 83
Everitt, Mike 57
Fairchild, Chad 4
Fletcher, Andy 49
Foster, Marty 60
Gibson, Greg 53
Gibson, Tripp 73
Gonzalez, Manny 79
Gorman, Brian 9
Guccione, Chris 68
Hallion, Tom 20
Hernandez, Angel 55
Hickox, Ed 15
Hirschbeck, John 17
Holbrook, Sam 34
Hoye, James 92
Hudson, Marvin 51
Iassogna, Dan 58
Johnson, Adrian 80
Joyce, Jim 66
Kellogg, Jeff 8
Knight, Brian 91
Kulpa, Ron 46
Layne, Jerry 24
Little, Will 93
Marquez, Alfonso 72
Meals, Jerry 41
Miller, Bill 26
Muchlinski, Mike 76
Nauert, Paul 39
Nelson, Jeff 45
O'Nora, Brian 7
Porter, Alan 64
Rackley, David 86
Randazzo, Tony 11
Reyburn, D.J. 70
Reynolds Jim 77
Ripperger, Mark 90
Scott, Dale 5
Tichenor, Todd 13
Timmons, Tim 95
Vanover, Larry 27
Wegner, Mark 14
Welke, Bill 52
Welke, Tim 3
Wendelstedt, Hunter 21
West, Joe 22
Winters, Mike 33
Wolcott, Quinn 81
Wolf, Jim 28

Barber, Sean 29
Basner, Toby 99
Blakney, Ryan 36
Buckminster, Seth 67
De Jesus, Ramon --
Fagan, Clint 82
Goodman, Ryan --
Hamari, Adam 78
Hoberg, Pat 31
Johnson, Anthony 48
Lentz, Nic --
May, Ben 97
Morales, Gabe 47
Ortiz, Roberto --
Scheurwater, Stu 85
Segal, Chris 96
Torres, Carlos 37
Tumpane, John 74
Whitson, Chad 62
Woodring, Tom 75

(20 MiLB Umps)
(75 MLB Umps)















MLB Officially Hires John Tumpane to Full-Time Staff

MLB officially hired Umpire John Tumpane to the full-time Major League staff, effective July 1.

John Francis Tumpane: Having officiated 431 big league games from the 2010-2015 seasons as a MiLB call-up umpire, Tumpane (#74) joins the Majors at the age of 33. The Evergreen Park, Illinois native has ejected 12 players and managers since his August 2010 debut, including two in 2016. He called his first no-hitter on August 21, 2015 (Mike Fiers) at a 97.1% accuracy rate. Tumpane's Minor League journey included stops at the Gulf Coast, New York-Penn, South Atlantic, Florida State, Eastern, International, and Pacific Leagues.Tumpane will continue his service on Jeff Kellogg's crew for the remainder of 2016.

87th All-Star Game
July 12, 2016, Petco Park, San Diego, California
AL-4 NL-2

HP: Mike Winters, (crew chief): 4th All-Star Game.
1B: Kerwin Danley: 2nd All-Star Game.
2B: Marty Foster: 2nd All-Star Game
3B: Bill Welke: 2nd All-Star Game.
LF: Adrian Johnson: 1st All-Star Game.
RF: Dan Bellino: 1st All-Star Game.
Replay: Sam Holbrook: 1st ASG as Replay, 2nd overall

2016 Postseason Umpires

AL Wild Card 'A' (American League / Baltimore Orioles @ Toronto Blue Jays)
HP: Gary Cederstrom - cc
1B: Ted Barrett*
2B: Eric Cooper
3B: Bill Welke
LF: David Rackley
RF: Will Little

NL Wild Card 'B' (National League / San Francisco Giants @ New York Mets)
HP: Mike Winters - cc
1B: Jeff Nelson
2B: Mike Everitt
3B: Jim Wolf
LF: CB Bucknor
RF: Quinn Wolcott

Wild Card Replay Officials:Scott Barry and Mark Carlson

ALDS Crew A (ALWC Winner [BAL or TOR] @ Texas Rangers)

HP: Chad Fairchild
1B: Lance Barksdale
2B: Sam Holbrook
3B: Hunter Wendelstedt
LF: Joe West - cc
RF: Cory Blaser

ALDS Crew B (Boston Red Sox @ Cleveland Indians)

HP: Brian Knight
1B: Phil Cuzzi
2B: Tony Randazzo
3B: Paul Emmel
LF: Bill Miller - cc
RF: Vic Carapazza

NLDS Crew A (NLWC Winner [SF or NYM] @ Chicago Cubs)

HP: Todd Tichenor
1B: Larry Vanover
2B: Marvin Hudson
3B: Alan Porter
LF: John Hirschbeck -cc
RF: Mike Muchlinski

NLDS Crew B (Los Angeles Dodgers @ Washington Nationals)

HP: Dan Bellino
1B: Tom Hallion*
2B: Chris Guccione
3B: Ron Kulpa
LF: Jeff Kellogg - cc
RF: Manny Gonzalez

Division Series Replay Officials: Chris Conroy, Kerwin Danley, Gerry Davis, Adrian Johnson

ALCS Crew (Toronto Blue Jays @ Cleveland Indians)
HP: Laz Diaz (Replay Official for Games 3+)
1B: Jim Wolf
2B: Brian Gorman - cc
3B: Jim Reynolds
LF: Mike Everitt
RF: Jeff Nelson
ALCS Replay Official: Mark Wegner (Games 1-2)

NLCS (Los Angeles Dodgers @ Chicago Cubs)
HP: Paul Nauert (Replay Official for Games 3+)
1B: Eric Cooper
2B: Gary Cederstrom - cc
3B: Angel Hernandez
LF: Alfonso Marquez
RF: Ted Barrett
NLCS Replay Official: Bill Welke (Games 1-2)

ALCS & NLCS Replay Assistant: Tripp Gibson

Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians

HP: Larry Vanover (Replay Official for Games 3+) (1st World Series)
1B: Chris Guccione (1st World Series)
2B: John Hirschbeck - cc (5th World Series: 1995, 2006, 10, 13)
3B: Marvin Hudson (1st World Series)
LF: Tony Randazzo (1st World Series)
RF: Joe West (6th World Series: 1992, 97, 2005, 09 12)
WS Replay Official: Sam Holbrook (Games 1-2, On Field for 3+) (2nd World Series: 2010)
World Series Replay Assistant: Todd Tichenor

2015 MLB Umpire Crews
March 14, 2015

CrewCrew ChiefUmpire 2Umpire 3Umpire 4
Crew A12 Davis, Gerry10 Cuzzi, Phil11 Randazzo, Tony93 Little, Will
Crew B32 DeMuth, Dana39 Nauert, Paul15 Hickox, Ed83 Estabrook, Mike
Crew C17 Hirschbeck, John52 Welke, Bill34 Holbrook, Sam92 Hoye, James
Crew D3 Welke, Tim57 Everitt, Mike95 Timmons, Tim13 Tichenor, Todd
Crew E5 Scott, Dale58 Iassogna, Dan54 Bucknor, CB94 Barrett, Lance
Crew F22 West, Joe44 Danley, Kerwin30 Drake, Rob70 Reyburn, DJ
Crew G38 Cederstrom, Gary56 Cooper, Eric23 Barksdale, Lance81 Wolcott, Quinn
Crew H24 Layne, Jerry21 Wendelstedt, Hunter61 Davidson, Bob86 Rackley, David
Crew I9 Gorman, Brian6 Carlson, Mark16 DiMuro, Mike73 Gibson, Tripp
Crew J8 Kellogg, Jeff7 O'Nora, Brian64 Porter, Alan90 Ripperger, Mark
Crew K20 Hallion, Tom72 Marquez, Alfonso1 Dreckman, Bruce2 Bellino, Dan
Crew L33 Winters, Mike14 Wegner, Mark60 Foster, Marty76 Muchlinski, Mike
Crew M66 Joyce, Jim53 Gibson, Greg51 Hudson, Marvin4 Fairchild, Chad
Crew N25 Culbreth, Fieldin77 Reynolds, Jim43 Schrieber, Paul79 Gonzalez, Manny
Crew O65 Barrett, Ted55 Hernandez, Angel87 Barry, Scott98 Conroy, Chris
Crew P45 Nelson, Jeff63 Diaz, Laz68 Guccione, Chris89 Blaser, Cory
Crew Q26 Miller, Bill88 Eddings, Doug28 Wolf, Jim80 Johnson, Adrian
Crew R27 Vanover, Larry46 Kulpa, Ron91 Knight, Brian19 Carapazza, Vic
Crew S41 Meals, Jerry50 Emmel, Paul49 Fletcher, Andy71 Baker, Jordan
[DL]None 

Larry Vanover & Jerry Meals have been promoted to Crew Chief.
New-hire assignments: Will Little -> Davis. Tripp Gibson -> Gorman. Mark Ripperger -> Kellogg.
Promotions to the Umpire 2 (backup crew chief) position: Phil Cuzzi, Paul Nauert, Mark Carlson.
Note that individual crews are usually sorted by Major League service time (see Jerry Layne's crew for an exception; Bob Davidson has more service time [25 years] than Hunter Wendelstedt [15]); hence an umpire on a crew with the third-most service time in 2014 who now has the second-most service time on this crew in 2015 will be said to have been "promoted" to the second spot.
Pursuant to terms of the WUA-MLB collective bargaining agreement, all 76 umpiring slots across 19 crews have been filled (+2 over 2014). There are no permanent (AAA Rover) positions in 2015.

2015 MLB Spring Training Umpire Roster

MLB StaffMLB StaffMiLB Call-Ups
Baker, Jordan 71
Barksdale, Lance 23
Barrett, Lance 94
Barrett, Ted 65
Barry, Scott 87
Bellino, Dan 2
Blaser, Cory 89
Bucknor, CB 54
Carapazza, Vic 19
Carlson, Mark 6
Cederstrom, Gary 38
Conroy, Chris 98
Cooper, Eric 56
Culbreth, Fieldin 25
Cuzzi, Phil 10
Danley, Kerwin 44
Davidson, Bob 61
Davis, Gerry 12
DeMuth, Dana 32
Diaz, Laz 63
DiMuro, Mike 16
Drake, Rob 30
Dreckman, Bruce 1
Eddings, Doug 88
Emmel, Paul 50
Estabrook, Mike 83
Everitt, Mike 57
Fairchild, Chad 4
Fletcher, Andy 49
Foster, Marty 60
Gibson, Greg 53
Gibson, Hal 'Tripp' 73
Gonzalez, Manny 79
Gorman, Brian 9
Guccione, Chris 68
Hallion, Tom 20
Hernandez, Angel 55
Hickox, Ed 15
Hirschbeck, John 17
Holbrook, Sam 34
Hoye, James 92
Hudson, Marvin 51
Iassogna, Dan 58
Johnson, Adrian 80
Joyce, Jim 66
Kellogg, Jeff 8
Knight, Brian 91
Kulpa, Ron 46
Layne, Jerry 24
Little, Will 93
Marquez, Alfonso 72
Meals, Jerry 41
Miller, Bill 26
Muchlinski, Mike 76
Nauert, Paul 39
Nelson, Jeff 45
O'Nora, Brian 7
Porter, Alan 64
Rackley, David 86
Randazzo, Tony 11
Reyburn, D.J. 70
Reynolds Jim 77
Ripperger, Mark 90
Schrieber, Paul 43
Scott, Dale 5
Tichenor, Todd 13
Timmons, Tim 95
Vanover, Larry 27
Wegner, Mark 14
Welke, Bill 52
Welke, Tim 3
Wendelstedt, Hunter 21
West, Joe 22
Winters, Mike 33
Wolcott, Quinn 81
Wolf, Jim 28
Barber, Sean 29
Basner, Toby 99
Blakney, Ryan
Buckminster, Seth 67
Byrne, Jon 59
Fagan, Clint 82
Goodman, Ryan
Gosney, Jeff 40
Hamari, Adam 78
Hoberg, Pat 31
Johnson, Anthony 48
Lentz, Nic
May, Ben 97
Morales, Gabe 47
Pattillo, Marcus 18
Scheurwater, Stuart 85
Segal, Chris 96
Torres, Carlos
Tumpane, John 74
Vines, Doug
Whitson, Chad 62
Woodring, Tom 75

22 MiLB
76 MLB
98 Total












MiLB invites dropped by six (from 2014), while full-time MLB umpires increased by two. Bruce Dreckman, John Hirschbeck and Sam Holbrook are returning, Tim McClelland is not. Angel Campos (11 years of Triple-A experience; MLB 2007-2012, 2014) has been released. Umpires who appeared on the 2014 Spring Training MiLB invitee list, but who have been cut for the 2015 preseason are: Allen Bailey, Angel Campos, Shaun Lampe, Jeff Morrow, Brad Myers, Alex Ortiz, and David Soucy. Of these 2014 invitees cut from the 2015 invite list, Shaun Lampe, Jeff Morrow, and Alex Ortiz have been assigned to the 2015 Pacific Coast League. Brad Myers and David Soucy were IL Umpires in 2014. (Baseball switched Campos to the 2014 IL after several years in the PCL.)

Longtime umpire Tim McClelland has retired, and Major League Baseball has hired three umps full time for the upcoming season. MLB announced the moves Friday.
The 63-year-old McClelland is perhaps best known for being the plate umpire who called George Brett out in the "Pine Tar Game" in 1983, prompting the eventual Hall of Famer to run out of the Kansas City dugout in a rage to argue.
McClelland worked in the majors for more than 32 years, was a crew chief and handled the World Series four times. He was noted for the exceptionally slow manner in which he called strikes. McClelland worked more than 4,200 games, including 94 in the postseason. He was second among umpires in experience, behind only 37-year vet Joe West.

MLB Hires Tripp Gibson, Mark Ripperger, Will Little

MLB hired umpires Tripp Gibson and Mark Ripperger to the full-time staff, according to the Wendelstedt Umpire School; Will Little is the third umpire hired. Gibson, Ripperger, and Little officiated the most MLB games of all umpires in 2014 (149, 142, and 141, respectively). Gibson, who has been working the Dominican Winter League, purportedly left the Dominican Republic in order to return to the United States to complete the hiring process. Gibson's hire to the MLB staff was first reported on January 9 by George Torres of the Dominican's Radio Universal.

86th All-Star Game
July 14, 2015, Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, Ohio
AL-6 NL-3

HP:Tim Welke, crew chief
1B: Jerry Meals
2B: Paul Schrieber
3B:Ron Kulpa
LF: James Hoye
RF: Alan Porter
Replay: Brian Gorman

2015 Postseason Umpires

AL Championship Series
HP: Tony Randazzo*
1B: Laz Diaz
2B: John Hirschbeck
3B: Hunter Wendelstedt
LF: Dan Iassogna
RF: Jeff Nelson
Replay: Jim Reynolds*
Replay Assistant: Mike Estabrook

*Tony Randazzo will work with the on-field crew for Games 1 and 2 and then serve as Replay Official for Games 3-7. Jim Reynolds will serve as Replay Official for Games 1 and 2 and then assume Randazzo's role as LF Umpire for Game 3, remaining with the crew through the remainder of the series.

NL Championship Series
HP: Rob Drake*
1B: Tim Timmons
2B: Ted Barrett
3B: Paul Emmel
LF: Eric Cooper
RF: Bill Miller
Replay: Mark Wegner*
Replay Assistant: Mike Estabrook

*Rob Drake will be the Replay Official for Games 3-7 while Wegner will join the on-field crew for Games 3-7.

HP: Bill Welke*
1B: Mark Carlson
2B: Mike Winters
3B: Jim Wolf
LF: Alfonso Marquez
RF: Gary Cederstrom
Replay: Mike Everitt*
Replay Assistant: Ron Kulpa

*Bill Welke will work with the on-field crew for Games 1 and 2 and then serve as Replay Official for Games 3-7. Mike Everitt will serve as Replay Official for Games 1 and 2 and then assume an On-Field role as LF Umpire for Game 3, remaining with the crew through the remainder of the series.

2014 MLB Umpire Crews
March 24, 2014

 
Tim McClelland and Gary Darling began the season on the DL.
Gary Darling retired in July, 2014 and is replaced by Quinn Wolcott.

    Angel Campos remains on the MiLB call-up and MLB Spring Training lists. Todd Tichenor has vacated #97 (Ben May) and assumed #13, Derryl Cousins' old number. Chad Fairchild has vacated #75 (Tom Woodring) and assumed #4, Tim Tschida's old number. Jim Wolf does not appear on the Spring Training Umpires list as captured 2/22/14.

Shuffling of umpires will take place early this season. For example, Chris Conroy will be begin his season with acting crew chief Jerry Meals in Crew J. When Gary Darling returns to Crew Chief service mid-season, Conroy will return to Gary Cederstrom's Crew I (for AAA Rover) and Meals will slide to Crew J's Umpire 2 position.
New Chiefs' Crews:
Jeff Nelson (Crew A) and Bill Miller (Crew B)
Acting Crew Chiefs:
Larry Vanover (Crew F, for Tim McClelland) and Jerry Meals (Crew J, for Gary Darling)

28 MiLB Umpires, 74 MLB Umpires: 102 Total Umpires

MLB Hires Seven New Umpires, Names a Director of Instant Replay

MLB announced that seven umpires have been named to the full-time Major League Umpiring staff. In addition, as another part of this season’s expansion of instant replay, the Office of the Commissioner has appointed Justin Klemm as Director of Instant Replay.

Klemm, a former minor league umpire and minor league umpire administrator, will report to Peter Woodfork, MLB’s Senior Vice President, Baseball Operations, which I assume means Joe Torre will be relieved of even more uncomfortable press conferences when things go awry. Klemm will be based at the headquarters of MLB Advanced Media, which will serve as the Replay Command Center.

Two additional four-man umpiring crews will be hired and umpires will be rotated through New York to review video feeds. Every ballpark will have a designated communication location near home plate. There, the crew chief and at least one other Major League umpire will have access to a hard-wired headset connected to the Replay Command Center. The decision of the replay official in New York will be final.

AL Wild Card
Eric Cooper, Paul Emmel, Ted Barret, Bill Miller, Chris Conroy, Manny Gonzalez

NL Wild Card
Jeff Nelson, Hunter Wendelstat, John Hirshbeck, Jim Reynolds, Mike Estabrook, Cory Blaser

Replay officials for wild card games: Dan Issogna and Mark Wegner

AL Division Series
Lance Barksdale, Angel Hernandez, Mike Everitt, Ron Kulpa, Gerry Davis, Todd Tishnor
James Hoye, Vic Carpezza, Alfonso Marquez, Marvin Hudson, Dale Scott, Dan Bellino

NL Division Series
Phil Cuzzi, Bill Welke, Mike Winters, Mark Carlson, Dana DeMuth, Brian Knight
Alan Porter, Jim Wolf, Greg Gibson, Chris Guccione, Gary Cederstrom, Chad Fairchild

Replay officials for division series: Kerwin Danley, Paul Nauert, Brian O'Nora and Tim Welke


Here is the rundown of the seven new MLB umpires, all of whom have had callups as replacement / fill-ins in the past.

Jordan Baker - Baker, 32, has been an umpire in the Minor Leagues since the 2005 season. In 2013, he worked in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. Baker worked his first game in the Majors on June 24, 2012 and overall, he has been a part of 199 regular season Major League games.

Lance Barrett – Barrett, 29, has been a Minor League umpire since 2003. He is now the youngest full-time Major League Umpire. In 2013, he worked in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. Barrett debuted in the Majors on October 1, 2010 and he has worked 237 big-league games.

Cory Blaser – Blaser, 32, has been an umpire in the Minor Leagues since the 2002 season. In 2013, he worked in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. Blaser made his Major League debut on April 24, 2010 and he has worked 346 Major League games.

Mike Estabrook – Estabrook, 37, has umpired professionally since 1999. In 2013, he was on the staff of the Triple-A International League. Estabrook’s first Major League game was on May 7, 2006, and he has been assigned to 698 Major League games.

Mike Muchlinski – Muchlinski, 36, has been a Minor League umpire since 1999. In 2013, he worked in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. Muchlinski made his Major League debut on April 24, 2006, and he has worked 569 Major League games.

David Rackley – Rackley, 32, has been an umpire in the Minor Leagues since the 2001 season. In 2013, he was on the staff of the Triple-A International League. Rackley had his first Major League game on August 13, 2010, and he has been on the field for 165 Major League games overall.

D.J. Reyburn – Reyburn, 37, has umpired in the Minors since 2000. In 2013, he worked in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. He has worked 440 Major League games since his debut on June 10, 2008.

85th All-Star Game
July 15, 2014, Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
AL-5 NL-3

HP: Gary Cederstrom, crew chief
1B: Jeff Nelson
2B: Bob Davidson
3B:Scott Barry
LF: Todd Tichenor
RF: Vic Carrapazza
Replay: Jerry Layne

2014 Postseason Umpires

2014 MLB-Japan All-Star Series Umpires

MLB All-Stars vs Hanshin-Yomiuri, Exhibition Game:
HP: Fumihiro Yoshimoto (JPN)
1B: Chris Conroy (USA)
2B: Hideto Fuke (JPN)
3B: Mike Winters (USA)

MLB All-Stars vs Samurai Japan (Japanese National Team), Game 1:
HP: Chris Conroy (USA)
1B: Takanori Yamamoto (JPN)
2B: Jerry Layne (USA)
3B: Katsumi Manabe

Game 2:
HP: Shoji Arisumi (JPN)
1B: Jerry Layne (USA)
2B: Chikara Tsugawa (JPN)
3B: Chris Conroy (USA)

Game 3:

HP: Mike Winters

1B: Kyohei Makita

2B: Jerry Layne

3B: Masanobu Sasaki

Game 4:
HP: Masao Yanada
1B: Mike Winters
2B: Kinji Nishimoto
3B: Chris Conroy

2013 MLB Umpire Crews

Major League Baseball announced the changes to the Major League Umpiring staff for the 2013 regular season. The changes include three new crew chiefs and three new full-time Major League Umpires.

The three new crew chiefs are veteran Major League Umpires Jim Joyce (25 years), Ted Barrett (16 years) and Fieldin Culbreth (16 years). Barrett, 47, and Culbreth, 49, are now the youngest crew chiefs on the Major League staff. Barrett, who recently completed his Ph.D. in theology, has worked two World Series (2007, 2011), five League Championship Series, seven Division Series and one All-Star Game (2007) in his career. He is the only umpire in history to be the home plate umpire in two perfect games, among the three no-hitters he has worked overall (David Cone's 1999 perfect game, Ervin Santana's 2011 no-hitter and Matt Cain's 2012 perfect game). Culbreth, a former college baseball player at UNC-Charlotte, has been assigned to two World Series (2008, 2012), six LCS, five Division Series and one Midsummer Classic (2006). Joyce, 57, has worked two World Series (1999, 2001), four LCS, eight Division Series and three All-Star Games (1994, 2001, 2012).
Barrett, Culbreth and Joyce replace retired crew chiefs Derryl Cousins, Ed Rapuano and Tim Tschida.

The three new members of the full-time Major League Umpiring staff will be Vic Carapazza, Manny Gonzalez and Alan Porter.
The 33-year-old Carapazza, who has worked in both Triple-A leagues, has been a Minor League Umpire since 2003. He has been assigned to Major League Spring Training since 2010 and has worked more than 300 regular season games since then as a call-up umpire at the Major League level.
Gonzalez, 33, becomes the first full-time Venezuelan Major League Umpire in Major League history. He has umpired professionally since 2002, including in the Triple-A International League, and has worked Major League Spring Training since 2010. He has been on the field for 175 regular season games since becoming a fill-in umpire in the Majors. Porter, 35, has been a Minor League Umpire since 2002 and has worked Major League Spring Training since 2009. The former International League umpire has 300 games of regular season experience as a Major League call-up umpire since 2010.

CrewCrew ChiefUmpire 2Umpire 3Umpire 4
Crew A12 Gerry Davis6 Mark Carlson58 Dan Iassogna91 Brian Knight
Crew B32 Dana DeMuth55 Angel Hernandez39 Paul Nauert88 Doug Eddings
Crew C36 Tim McClelland35 Wally Bell18 Brian Runge*51 Marvin Hudson
Crew D17 John Hirschbeck61 Bob Davidson77 Jim Reynolds92 James Hoye
Crew E3 Tim Welke57 Mike Everitt60 Marty Foster87 Scott Barry
Crew F5 Dale Scott14 Bill Miller54 C.B. Bucknor97 Todd Tichenor
Crew G22 Joe West34 Sam Holbrook49 Andy Fletcher30 Rob Drake
Crew H37 Gary Darling41 Jerry Meals1 Bruce Dreckman50 Paul Emmel
Crew I38 Gary Cederstrom44 Kerwin Danley23 Lance Barksdale85 Vic Carapazza
Crew J24 Jerry Layne53 Greg Gibson21 Hunter Wendelstedt64 Alan Porter
Crew K9 Brian Gorman27 Larry Vanover11 Tony Randazzo79 Manny Gonzalez
Crew L8 Jeff Kellogg56 Eric Cooper43 Paul Schrieber75 Chad Fairchild
Crew M20 Tom Hallion46 Ron Kulpa10 Phil Cuzzi68 Chris Guccione
Crew N33 Mike Winters47 Mark Wegner63 Laz Diaz95 Tim Timmons
Crew O66 Jim Joyce45 Jeff Nelson28 Jim Wolf15 Ed Hickox
Crew P65 Ted Barrett72 Alfonso Marquez16 Mike DiMuro2 Dan Bellino
Crew Q25 Fieldin Culbreth7 Brian O'Nora52 Bill Welke80 Adrian Johnson

*Brian Runge was fired from MLB staff and replaced by Chris Conroy on June 14, 2013.

2013 Minor League Call-Up Umpires
The following Minor League umpires worked the 2013 ML Spring Training

D.J. Reyburn, Jordan Baker, John Tumpane, Mike Muchlinski, Clint Fagan, Mike Estabrook, Angel Campos, David Rackley, Cory Blaser, Mark Ripperger, Lance Barrett, Mark Lollo, Chris Conroy, Toby Basner

84th All-Star Game
July 16, 2013, Citi Field, Flushing, New York
AL-3 NL-0

HP:John Hirschbeck, crew chief
1B: Wally Bell
2B: Larry Vanover
3B: Paul Emmel
LF: Rob Drake
RF: Chad Fairchild

2013 Postseason Umpires

AL Wild Card
Gerry Davis, Ted Barrett, Mike Everitt, Greg Gibson, Phil Cuzzi, Brian Knight

NL Wild Card
Joe West, Dale Scott, Dan Iassogna, Rob Drake, Tim Timmons, Lance Barksdale

AL Division Series
Dana DeMuth, Eric Cooper, Paul Emmel, Chris Guccione, Larry Vanover, Mike Winters.
Gary Darling, CB Bucknor, Mike DiMuro, Tom Hallion, Jim Reynolds, Mark Wegner

NL Championship Series
Joe West, Dale Scott, Rob Drake, Dan Iassogna, Ron Kulpa. Alfonso Marquez

 

John Hirschbeck, Dana DeMuth, Jim Joyce, Paul Emmel, Bill Miller, Mark Wegner

2012 MLB Umpire Crews

There is only one change in the MLB roster for 2012. Bill Hohn has retired after being on the disabled list for the entire 2011 season. Todd Tichenor, who has been a fill-in umpire for the past five seasons (495 games) will take his spot on the full-time umpire staff.

Among the most notable features of the 2012 MLB Umpire Crew list are:


The separation of Joe West (22; Crew Chief) and Angel Hernandez (55; Crew Chief: Ed Rapuano [19])
The absence of John Hirschbeck (MLB 17; DL) and Bruce Dreckman (MLB 1; Medical)
Vic Carapazza is expected to replace Dreckman until his return no sooner than May

MLB number changes: Dan Bellino (93-to-2), Mark Carlson (48-to-6), Bob Davidson (6-to-61)

AAA number change: David Rackley (76-to-86)

The promotion of Jim Joyce (66) to Interim Crew Chief necessitated by Hirschbeck's movement to the DL

Joyce's Crew: Mike DiMuro (16), Jim Reynolds (77), James Hoye (92)

The dissolution of the opening series umpires sent to Tokyo, Japan

Crew Chief Tom Hallion (20), Jeff Nelson (45), Marvin Hudson (51), Dan Bellino (2)

 

CrewCrew ChiefUmpire 2Umpire 3Umpire 4
Crew A12 Gerry Davis10 Phil Cuzzi1 Bruce Dreckman*53 Greg Gibson
Crew B32 Dana DeMuth44 Kerwin Danley88 Doug Eddings39 Paul Nauert
Crew C36 Tim McClelland65 Ted Barrett18 Brian Runge51 Marvin Hudson
Crew D66 Jim Joyce**77 Jim Reynolds16 Mike DiMuro92 James Hoye
Crew E3 Tim Welke63 Laz Diaz57 Mike Everitt43 Paul Schrieber
Crew F5 Dale Scott14 Bill Miller58 Dan Iassogna54 C. B. Bucknor
Crew G22 Joe West49 Sam Holbrook30 Andy Fletcher34 Rob Drake
Crew H37 Gary Darling41 Jerry Meals50 Paul Emmel87 Scott Barry
Crew I4 Tim Tschida52 Jeff Nelson45 Bill Welke68 Chris Guccione
Crew J13 Derryl Cousins46 Ron Kulpa28 Jim WolfAAA Fill-in
Crew K38 Gary Cederstrom25 Fieldin Culbreth80 Lance Barksdale23 Adrian Johnson
Crew L24 Jerry Layne61 Bob Davidson21 Hunter Wendlestedt2 Dan Bellino
Crew M9 Brian Gorman27 Larry Vanover11 Tony Randazzo97 Todd Tichenor
Crew N8 Jeff Kellogg56 Eric Cooper60 Marty Foster95 Tim Timmons
Crew O20 Tom Hallion72 Brian O'Nora7 Alfonso Márquez75 Chad Fairchild
Crew P33 Mike Winters47 Wally Bell35 Mark Wegner91 Brian Knight
Crew Q19 Ed Rapuano55 Angel Hernandez6 Mark Carlson15 Ed Hickox

*Medical leave until May / ** Interim Crew Chief status while John Hirschbeck is on the Disabled List.

2012 Minor League Call-Up Umpires
The following Minor League umpires worked the 2012 ML Spring Training.

Jordan Baker, Stephen Barga, Lance Barrett, Toby Basner, Cory Blaser, Angel Campos, Vic Carapazza, Chris Conroy, Mike Estabrook, Clint Fagan, Tyler Funneman, Hal Gibson, Manny Gonzalez, Adam Hamari, Barry Larson, Mark Lollo, Eric Loveless, Mike Muchlimski, Alan Porter, David Rackley, D.J. Reyburn, Mark Ripperger, Chris Segal, John Tumpane, Chris Ward, Chad Whitson

83rd All-Star Game
July 10, 2012, Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
NL-8 AL-0

HP: Gerry Davis, crew chief
1B: Jim Joyce
2B: Brian Runge
3B: Tony Randazzo
LF: Lance Barksdale
RF: Brian Knight

2012 Postseason Umpires

AL Wild Card
Gary Darling, Jerry Lane, Ted Barrett, Bill Miller, Greg Gibson, Chris Guccione

NL Wild Card
Jeff Kellogg, Mike Winters, Gary Cederstom, Jeff Nelson, Sam Holbrook, Rob Drake

AL Division Series
Dana DeMuth, Jim Reynolds, Mark Wegner, Eric Cooper, Wally Bell, Scott Barry
Brian Gorman, Tony Randazzo, Angel Hernandez. Fieldin Culbreth, Mike Everitt, Mark Carlson

NL Championship Series
Gary Darling, Jerry Layne, Ted Barrett, Bill Miller, Greg Gibson, Chris Guccione

Gerry Davis, Brian Gorman, Joe West, Fieldin Culbreth, Dan Iassogna, Brian O'Nora

2011 MLB Umpire Crews

AL Wild Card
Gerry Davis, James Hoye, Dan Iassogna, Bill Miller, Todd Tichenor, Bill Welke
Replay Officials: Phil Cuzzi & Tim Timmons

NL Wild Card
Joe West, Doug Eddings, Paul Emmel, Andy Fletcher, Brian Gorman, Mark Wegner
Replay Officials: Phil Cuzzi & Tim Timmons

AL Division Series
Ted Barrett, Lance Barksdale, Chris Guccione, Paul Nauert, Jeff Nelson, Jim Reynolds
Replay Officials: CB Bucknor, Chris Conroy, Ed Hickox, Brian O'Nora

Jeff Kellogg, Scott Barry, Dan Bellino, Fieldin Culbreth, Paul Schrieber, Jim Wolf
Replay Officials: CB Bucknor, Chris Conroy, Ed Hickox, Brian O'Nora

AL Championship Series
HP: Tim Timmons (Games 1 & 2, then Replay)
1B: Marvin Hudson
2B: Joe West
3B: Ron Kulpa
LF: Mark Wegner
RF: Brian Gorman
Replay: Paul Emmel (Games 1 & 2, then LF)
Replay Assistant (Not Assigned to the Field of Play): Todd Tichenor

NL Championship Series
HP: Phil Cuzzi (Games 1 & 2, then Replay)
1B: Bill Welke
2B: Gerry Davis
3B: Mark Carlson
LF: Greg Gibson
RF: Bill Miller
Replay: Dan Iassogna (Games 1 & 2, then LF)
Replay: Assistant (Not Assigned to the Field of Play): Todd Tichenor

In a nod to new technology, Major League Baseball will tweak its postseason tradition and add a seventh umpire to rotate between the replay booth and field for the World Series and league championship series.

The changes will take effect for best-of-seven matchups this October, a person familiar with the format told The Associated Press.

The extra umpire will work home plate in Game 1, go to right field in Game 2, then shift to the replay booth in New York for the rest of the series. Another ump will handle replay the first two games before working the remaining games on the field.

MLB began having six umpires on the field starting at the 1947 World Series, when rookie Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers opened at Yankee Stadium.

Six-man crews will call this year's wild-card games and the best-of-five division series.

The plan for seven-man crews came from bargaining between the umpires' union and MLB this year when replay was increased to review most every call except balls and strikes. The extra slot gives MLB another way to include a first-time ump in a high-profile environment.

Under the new arrangement, an umpire who starts a seven-game series in the replay booth would work Game 3 in left field and eventually rotate to the plate for a potential Game 7.

As part of the agreement, a replay umpire will be assigned to every postseason game, with another umpire serving as his assistant. The assistants will remain in the replay booth for the entire series.

Before 1947, four-man crews worked the World Series. The AL and NL each supplied one alternate umpire to be at the games in case of an injury or illness.

From 1947 through 1963, there were six-man crews at the World Series. But the umpires who started on the left field and right field lines stayed in the outfield for the whole series, while the four umps in the infield rotated spots each game.

HP: Jerry Meals (Games 1-2, then Replay)
1B: Eric Cooper
2B: Jim Reynolds
3B: Ted Barrett
LF: Hunter Wendelstedt
RF: Jeff Kellogg
Replay: Jeff Nelson(Games 1-2, then LF)
Replay Assistant: Brian O'Nora.

NL Division Series
Mike Winters,Vic Carapazza, Laz Diaz, Tom Hallion, Brian Knight, Hunter Wendelstedt
Replay Officials: CB Bucknor, Chris Conroy, Ed Hickox, Brian O'Nora

Dale Scott, Jerry Meals, Rob Drake, Eric Cooper, Jerry Layne, Alan Porter
Replay Officials: CB Bucknor, Chris Conroy, Ed Hickox, Brian O'Nora

NL Division Series
Jerry Layne, Wally Bell, Sam Holbrook, Jim Joyce, Paul Nauert, Tony Randazzo
John Hirschbeck, Laz Diaz, Marvin Hudson, Bill Miller, Tim Welke, Hunter Wendelstedt

AL Championship Series
Gerry Davis, Ted Barrett, Mike Everitt, Greg Gibson, Mark Carlson, Bruce Dreckman

NL Division Series
Gerry Davis, Phil Cuzzi, Brian O'Nora, Dan Iassogna, Tom Hallion, Chad Fairchild
Joe West, Paul Emmel, Marvin Hudson, Jim Joyce, Alfonso Marquez, Ed Hickox

AL Championship Series
Jeff Kellogg, Mike Winters, Gary Cederstom, Jeff Nelson, Sam Holbrook, Rob Drake

According to a poll conducted by Sports Illustrated and a report from CBS Sports, big leaguers voted Jim Joyce the best umpire in the Major Leagues -- by a wide margin. He took 35 percent of the vote, followed by Tim McClelland (18 percent), Jim Wolf (7 percent), Laz Diaz (6 percent) and Joe West (5 percent). According to the CBS report, the poll was conducted in 2011 Spring Training and surveyed 237 players. Joyce gained notoriety and widespread publicity when he missed a call at first base in June of last season, costing Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game. Joyce received just as much attention following the incident for the manner in which he accepted responsibility, and the two moved forward. They've since written a book together on the subject.

ESPN also conducted a similar poll in 2010, asking players about the best and worst umpires in the game (it was done after the Galarraga incident) and, again, Joyce was voted best in baseball.

Injured Umpires

Recently, we have had a few individuals bringing up the fact many umpires have suffered injury and are not on the field.Mark Wegner injured his calf in May and had what was likely season-ending surgery. Mike Muchlinksi is currently filling in for Wegner. Unfortunately, the injury bug continues to strike. A look at some of these injuries:

The July 4th Detroit Tigers broadcast reported that Jim Joyce is out for the season with a knee injury. Joyce had not umpired since June 9th. John Tumpane has received the fill-in role for Joyce.

All-Star Game second base umpire Hunter Wendelstedt has not umpired since June 26th due to a head injury he suffered in that day in a game between the Indians and Giants. Wendelstedt took a ball off the side of the mask and continued the inning behind the plate, but after being evaluated by a trainer left.

Paul Schrieber has not umpired since May 10th. He has been out with an undisclosed injury. Schrieber missed significant time in 2010 due to injury. Angel Campos has largely filled the duties for Schrieber in his absence.

Lance Barksdale has been missing in action since June 5th. Filling in at times for Barksdale is Alan Porter.

Paul Nauert has been out since June 12th, and since has had his spot filled by Vic Carapazza.

John Hirschbeck has also been out since June 12th, his spot has been filled in by various umpires due to his Crew Chief status. Wally Bell has served as acting crew chief at times in Hirschbeck's absence.

Tim Tschida has not umpired since June 16th, with Mike Estabrook filling the vacant spot on his crew. Jeff Nelson has filled in as acting crew chief.

This is in addition to Todd Tichenor filling in all year for the injured Bill Hohn.

2011 Minor League Call-Up Umpires
The following Minor League umpires worked the 2011 ML Spring Training and can be called up for Major League duty during the season if needed.

Cory Blaser, Vic Carapazza, Mike Muchlinski, Mike Estabrook, D.J. Reyburn, Manny Gonzalez, Alan Porter, Chris Conroy, Angel Campos, Mark Ripperger, Todd Tichenor, David Rackley

82th All-Star Game
July 12, 2011, Chase Field, Phoenix,
Arizona
NL-5 AL-1

HP: Dale Scott, crew chief
1B: Jerry Layne
2B: Hunter Wendelstedt
3B: Dan Iassogna
LF: Ed Hickox
RF: Chris Guccione

2011 Postseason Umpires

AL Division Series
Gerry Davis, Tony Randazzo, Eric Cooper, Dan Iassogna, Ted Barrett, Bill Welke
Dale Scott, Mark Carlson, Kerwin Danley, Greg Gibson, Brian Gorman, Marvin Hudson

NL Championship Series
Gary Darling, Tim Timmons, Sam Holbrook, Mike Everitt, Bill Miller, Mike Winters

Jerry Layne, Greg Gibson , Alfonso Marquez, Ron Kulpa, Ted Barrett, Gary Cederstrom

2010 MLB Umpire Crews
April 20, 2010

Major League Baseball completed its umpiring lineup for the 2010 season with the promotion of four Triple-A arbiters and the appointment of four new crew chiefs. Rob Drake, Chad Fairchild, James Hoye and Adrian Johnson -- who among them have 57 years of professional umpiring experience and in recent years have worked Major League games as Triple-A call up fill-ins -- were appointed to big league crews. Chosen as new crew chiefs were Brian Gorman, Tom Hallion, Jeff Kellogg and Jerry Layne. The quartet has a shared Major League experience of 73 seasons of umpiring. The four new umpires are taking the places of four who have recently retired following long and distinguished careers, which included terms as crew chiefs: Randy Marsh, Charlie Reliford, Ed Montague and Rick Reed.
Marsh and Reliford continue as liaisons between MLB and its umpires, assuming new roles as umpire supervisors.

CREW ACREW BCREW C
38CEDERSTROM, Gary ('08)165SCOTT, Dale ('01)2417HIRSCHBECK, John ('00)26.5
25CULBRETH, Fieldin1341MEALS, Jerry1335BELL, Wally17
15HICKOX, Ed547WEGNER, Mark1163DIAZ, Lazaro11
60FOSTER, Marty1158IASSOGNA, Dan892HOYE, James2
CREW DCREW ECREW F
4TSCHIDA, Tim ('07)243WELKE, Tim ('00)2613COUSINS, Derryl ('08)31
61DAVIDSON, Bob2177REYNOLDS, Jim10.566JOYCE, Jim22
72MARQUEZ, Alfonso10.516DiMURO, Mike10.551HUDSON, Marvin10.5
95TIMMONS, Tim10.552WELKE, Bill10.578WOLF, Jim8
CREW GCREW HCREW I
8KELLOGG, Jeff ('10)17.524LAYNE, Jerry ('10)2112DAVIS, Gerry ('99)26
27VANOVER, Larry1733WINTERS, Mike2034HOLBROOK, Sam9.5
45NELSON, Jeff1221WENDELSTEDT, Hunter1153GIBSON, Greg11
48CARLSON, Mark10.571RUNGE, Brian11AAAFill-In
CREW JCREW KCREW L
2CRAWFORD, Jerry ('98)3332DeMUTH, Dana ('99)2636McCLELLAND, Tim ('00)27.5
7O'NORA, Brian1344DANLEY, Kerwin1357EVERITT, Mike11
10CUZZI, Phil1154BUCKNOR, CB1149FLETCHER, Andy10.5
68GUCCIONE, Chris388EDDINGS, Doug1180JOHNSON, Adrian2
CREW MCREW NCREW O
31REILLY, Mike ('00)3322WEST, Joe ('03)3220HALLION, Tom ('10)17
56COOPER, Eric1155HERNANDEZ, Angel1719RAPUANO, Ed19.5
26MILLER, Bill1143SCHRIEBER, Paul1246KULPA, Ron11
75FAIRCHILD, Chad282DRAKE, Rob267BARKSDALE, Lance6
CREW PCREW QDL
37DARLING, Gary ('04)239GORMAN, Brian ('10)1814MERIWETHER, Chuck18
29HOHN, Bill2165BARRETT, Ted13
1DRECKMAN, Bruce10.559RANDAZZO, Tony10.5
50EMMEL, Paul10.539NAUERT, Paul9.5

2010 Minor League Call-Up Umpires

The following Minor League umpires worked the 2010 ML Spring Training and can be called up for Major League duty during the season if needed. Lance Barrett, Scott Barry, Damien Beal, Dan Belino, Cory Blaser, Angel Campos, Vic Carapazza, Chris Conroy, Mike Estabrook, Chad Fairchild, Manny Gonzalez, Brian Knight, Casey Moser, Mike Muchinski, Alan Porter, David Rackley, D.J. Reyburn, Mark Ripperger, Todd Tichenor, Chris Tiller, John Tumpane

81th All-Star Game
July 13, 2010, Angel Stadium, Anaheim, California
NL-3 AL-1

HP: Mike Reilly, crew chief
1B: Mike Winters
2B: Brian O'Nora
3B: Laz Diaz
LF: Bruce Dreckman
RF: Jim Wolf

2010 Postseason Umpires

Division Series
Jerry Crawford, Hunter Wendelstedt, Greg Gibson, Brian O'Nora, Gary Darling, Chris Guccione
Dana DeMuth, Paul Nauert, Paul Emmel, Mike Winters, Jerry Layne, Ed Hickox
John Hirshbeck, Bruce Dreckman, Sam Holbrook, Ed Rapuano, Gary Cederstrom, Rob Drake
Tim Welke, Jim Wolf, Jerry Meals, Bill Miller, Jeff Kellogg, Mike DiMuro

NL Championship Series
Randy Marsch, Gary Cederstrom, Tom Hallion, Ted Barrett, Bruce Dreckman, Sam Holbrook

AL Championship Series
Tim McClelland,
Dale Scott, Jerry Layne, Fieldin Culbreth, Laz Diaz, Bill Miller

John Hirschbeck, , Sam Holbrook, Bill Miller, Mike Winters, Jeff Kellogg, Gary Darling

2009 MLB Umpire Crews
As of April 4, 2009

CREW ACREW BCREW C
17Hirschbeck, John ['00]25.55Scott, Dale ['01]234Tschida, Tim ['07]23
35Bell, Wally1641Meals, Jerry1261Davidson, Bob20
60Foster, Marty1046Kulpa, Ron1045Nelson, Jeff11
51

NL Division Series
Jerry Layne, Chris Guccione, Jerry Meals, Angel Hernandez, Gary Cederstrom, Chad Fairchild
Joe West, Ron Kulpa, Alfonso Marquez, Bruce Dreckman, Jeff Kellogg, James Hoy

AL Championship Series
Tim Welke, Larry Vanover, Jim Wolf, Fieldin Culbreth, Jeff Nelson, Tom Hallion

Congratulations to the following MLB Umpires selected to work the 2017 MLB Post Season!


Wild Card



HP: Alfonso Marquez
1B: Mike Winters*
2B: Eric Cooper
3B: Lance Barksdale
LF: Tripp Gibson
RF: John Tumpane


Wild Card

HP: Jim Reynolds
1B: Gary Cederstrom*
2B: Mark Carlson
3B: Chris Guccione
LF: Jordan Baker
RF: David Rackley

Wild Card Game Replay Officials (MLBAM / NY): Mike Muchlinski and Bill Welke.





HP: Vic Caparazza [Game 1 Plate]
1B: Dan Iasogna [Game 2 Plate]
2B: Dana DeMuth* [Game 3 Plate]
3B: Brian O'Nora [Game 4 Plate]
LF: Jeff Nelson* [Game 5 Plate]
RF: Adrian Johnson



HP: Dan Bellino [Game 1 Plate]
1B: Angel Hernandez [Game 2 Plate]
2B: Ted Barrett* [Game 3 Plate]
3B: Mark Wegner [Game 4 Plate]
LF: Mike Everitt* [Game 5 Plate]
RF: Marty Foster


HP: Paul Nauert [Game 1 Plate]
1B: Phil Cuzzi [Game 2 Plate]
2B: Gerry Davis* [Game 3 Plate]
3B: Alan Porter [Game 4 Plate]
LF: Bill Miller* [Game 5 Plate]
RF: Quinn Wolcott

HP: Cory Blaser [Game 1 Plate]
1B: Ron Kulpa [Game 2 Plate]
2B: Fieldin Culbreth* [Game 3 Plate]
3B: Laz Diaz [Game 4 Plate]
LF: Jerry Layne* [Game 5 Plate]
RF: Will Little

Division Series Replay Officials (MLBAM): Greg Gibson, Tom Hallion*, James Hoye, Tim Timmons.

HP: Chad Fairchild [Game 1 Plate] [Replay Review Games 3-7]
1B: Hunter Wendelstedt [Game 2 Plate]
2B: Gary Cederstrom* [Game 3 Plate]
3B: Chris Guccione [Game 4 Plate]
LF: Jerry Meals [Game 5 Plate]
RF: Jim Reynolds [Game 6 Plate]
Replay Review: Mark Carlson [Game 7 Plate] [On-Field Games 3-7]

HP: Lance Barksdale [Game 1 Plate] [Replay Review Games 3-7]
1B: Todd Tichenor [Game 2 Plate]
2B: Mike Winters* [Game 3 Plate]
3B: Jim Wolf [Game 4 Plate]
LF: Bill Welke [Game 5 Plate]
RF: Alfonso Marquez [Game 6 Plate]
Replay Review: Eric Cooper [Game 7 Plate] [On-Field Games 3-7]

 Replay Assistant, American and National League Championship SeriesMike Muchlinski

 

HP: Phil Cuzzi [Game 1 Plate] [Replay Review Games 3-7]
1B: Paul Nauert [Game 2 Plate]
2B: Gerry Davis* [Game 3 Plate]
3B: Laz Diaz [Game 4 Plate]
LF: Bill Miller* [Game 5 Plate]
RF: Dan Iassogna [Game 6 Plate]
Replay: Mark Wegner [Game 7 Plate] [On-Field Games 3-7]

Replay Assistant, World Series: Tripp Gibson (from AL Wild Card [MIN@NYY])

Josh Mann, a native of Chicago, attended the University of Arizona where he completed a Bachelors Degree in General Studies of Economy and Industry and a Sports Management minor. His umpire career began in his hometown of Northbrook, Illinois while he was in high school. Going to college in Tucson, Arizona allowed Josh to continue his umpire career while earning his degree. After gaining experience, Josh attended The Umpire School (now known as Minor League Baseball Training Academy) and Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School. With his education, he umpired in the Frontier Professional Baseball League for three seasons. Josh lives in Louisville, Kentucky. He enjoys baseball, golf, hockey, and spending time at the park with his dog Wrigley.

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