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Umpires

John Hirschbeck

John Hirschbeck – Crew Chief – 17

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 29.5 Years

CAREER: Became a member of the Major League staff in 1984...has worked the All-Star Game (1989, 2004), Division Series (1995, 98, 99, 2001, 03, 05-06, 10), League Cham­pi­on­ship Series (1990, 97, 2000 and 04) and World Series (1995, 2006, 2010)...he and his brother Mark became the first pair of brothers to each become Major League Umpires...was the crew chief for the 2010 World Series...was the home plate umpire for Roy Halladay's Division Series no-hitter last year, marking the first time that John was behind the dish for a no-hitter in his Major League career...was behind the plate when Mariano Rivera set the all-time saves record, with his 602nd, on September 19, 2011 vs. Minnesota at Yankee Stadium...previously umpired in the Florida State League (1976-77), Eastern League (1978), Instructional League (1977-78), Puerto Rican Winter League (1979-80) and International League (1979-82)...John served as the president of the World Umpires Association for nine years through the 2008 season.

PERSONAL: Born in September 1954 in Connecticut...resides in Ohio...married to Denise...has four children: John, Michael, Erin and Megan...graduated from Frank Scott Bunnell High School in 1972...received a B.S. in Physical Education from Central Connecticut State University in 1976...hobbies include hunting, golf and fishing...proudest moment as a Major League umpire was working the 1995 World Series...began umpiring Little League as a part-time job during high school.

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