MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 13.5 Years
CAREER: Joined the Major League staff in 1999...has worked the 2001 Midsummer Classic in Seattle, the 2012 All-Star Game in Kansas City, the Division Series (2004, 06, 09, 11-12) and the 2010 ALCS...was part of the crew that worked the Twins-A's Division Series in 2006...previously umpired in the New York-Penn League (1989), Florida State League (1990-91), Texas League (1992-93), Arizona Fall League (1993), American Association (1994-95) and Pacific Coast League (1996-99).
PERSONAL: Born in January 1965 in Chicago...married to Vivian Michele...has three children, Ashleigh Monet, Angelina Noel and Avabella...graduated from Lake Park High School in 1983...attended Iowa Western Community College...donates time to the National Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame; his father, George, is the organization's president...won the American Legion Award in 1979...played baseball in college until suffering an arm injury...enjoys spending time with his family in the off-season...hobbies include exercising and following the Chicago Bears.« Back to umpire roster
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