MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 16 Years
CAREER: Became a member of the Major League staff in 1999...is a new crew chief for 2013...has worked the 2012 A.L. Wild Card Game, Division Series (2000-03, 06-07, 11), the League Championship Series (2005, 08-10, 12), the 2007 and 2011 World Series, the 2007 All-Star Game and the 2004 Japan All-Star Tour...is the only umpire ever to work the plate for multiple perfect games (David Cone's on July 18, 1999 and Matt?Cain's on June 13, 2012); he also called balls and strikes for Ervin Santana's no-hitter on July 27, 2011 and was at first base for Seattle's combined no-hitter on June 8, 2012, just five days before Cain's gem...is one of only five active Major League umpires who have been behind the plate for multiple no-hitters (others:?Eric Cooper, Ed Hickox, Jeff Kellogg, and Brian Runge)...was the plate umpire for Greg Maddux's 300th win on August 7, 2004...was an instructor at MLB's inaugural Umpire Camps (MLBUC.com), held at MLB's Urban Youth Academy in Compton, California, in November 2006 and participated in MLB's Umpire Camp for Marines as an instructor in March 2009 in San Diego...worked the first round of the 2009 World Baseball Classic in Mexico City and was the crew chief for the 2013 WBC Championship Game...previously worked in the Pacific Coast League (1993-99), Arizona Fall League (1993-95), Texas League (1992), California League (1990-91), Arizona Instructional League (1989-90) and the Northwest League (1989)...began his professional career in extended spring training upon his graduation from the Joe Brinkman Umpire School in 1989.
PERSONAL: Born in July 1965 in Washington state and grew up in North Tonawanda, NY...resides in Arizona...married Tina Marie...has three children: Andrew James, Amanda Marie and Adam Thomas...recently completed his doctorate in theology...was the captain of the football team at Cal State Hayward, from which he graduated with a degree in Kinesiology in 1988...attended Foothill Junior College, where he played football and basketball...1983 graduate of Los Altos High School where he was a three-sport athlete...competed as an amateur boxer...played semi-pro baseball in the San Jose area...ordained as a minister in March 2007...co-founder of Calling for Christ (callingforchrist.com), a professional umpire ministry...received a master's degree in Biblical Studies at Trinity University and is now pursuing a doctorate in Theology...does work on behalf of the charitable organization UmpsCare (www.umpscare.com) throughout the year...hobbies include coaching youth sports, participating in church activities, boxing, weight lifting and riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles...after years of work, Ted and his father recently finished building a custom motorcycle designed in honor of his late brother Jerry.
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