MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 23 Years
CAREER: Became a member of the Major League staff in 1990...has worked the All-Star Game (1995, 2007, 10), the 2012 N.L. Wild Card Game, Division Series (1998-2002, 06, 10), League Championship Series (1997, 2004, 08, 11-12) and the World Series (2002, 06, 10)...was umpiring when Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken, Jr. recorded their 3,000th hits...was on the crew for Mark McGwire's record-breaking 62nd home run in 1998...attended Bill Kinnamon's Umpire School in 1982...previously umpired in the Northwest League (1982), California League (1983), Texas League (1984-85) and Pacific Coast League (1986-89).
PERSONAL: Born in November 1958 in California...resides in California...has two children...Mike and wife Alison completed the 2007 New York City Marathon...received an Associate's Degree from San Diego Mesa College...attended San Diego State University...earliest memory of baseball was watching the 1968 World Series...became interested in umpiring at the age of 14 while working at the Clairemont Hilltoppers Little League...enjoys golf, skiing and spending time with his kids during the off-season.« Back to umpire roster
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