Friday, July 6, 2012

2012 MLB All-Star Game Umpire Roster in Kansas City

HP Gerry Davis (Crew Chief) has worked in the National League from 1982 to 1999 and became a member of the unified umpiring staff for Major League Baseball in 2000. He has been a crew chief since 1999. He has worn uniform number 12 throughout his career. Davis began umpiring in the minor leagues in 1976, working his way up to the American Association before being promoted to the majors in 1982. He has officiated in 17 postseasons, including the World Series in 1996, 1999, 2004 and 2009. Davis was the second base umpire for the perfect game pitched by Randy Johnson on May 18, 2004. He worked over 3800 games, 10 Divisional Series, 8 League Championship Series, 4 World Series and this will be his 4th All-Star Game ( previous years include 1989, 1997 and 2002, calling balls and strikes for the last game. He is the owner operator of "Gerry Davis Sports" an officials supply company that carries all the umpiring equipment an umpire would ever have to use.

1B Jim Joyce
has worked in the American League (AL) from 1987 to 1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000. He wears uniform number 66. His strike call is extremely loud and enthusiastic. He worked over 2750 games, 8 Divisional Series, 4 League Championship Series, 2 World Series and this will be his 3rd All-Star Game. One of the most popular umpires in MLB....was voted the best umpire in baseball in a poll by the players in 2010, In 2012, Joyce was promoted to interim crew chief replacing injured umpire John Hirschbeck.

2B Brian Runge
has worked in the National League in 1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000. He wears uniform number 18. He worked over 1500 games, 3 Divisional Series, and this will be his 3rd All-Star Game. Third generation of the Runge family to work an All Star Game.

3B Tony Randazz
o worked in the National League in 1999 and has umpired in both Major Leagues since 2000. Randazzo has officiated in the 2001 Major League Baseball All-Star Game so this will be his 2nd. He has worked over 1500 games and has also umpired in the 2010 American League Championship Series and the Division Series in 2004, 2006, 2009, and 2011.

LF Lance Barksdale
umpired in the minor leagues from 1993 to 2006 in the Appalachian League, the South Atlantic League, the Florida State League, the Florida Instructional League, the Southern League, the Pacific Coast League, the Arizona Fall League and the International League. He also umpired in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. He worked over 1550 games and this will be his 1st All-Star Game.

RF Brian Knight
has umpired in the Major Leagues since 2001, although he was not officially promoted to the Major League staff until 2011. Knight had previously umpired in the Minor Leagues, working in the Pioneer, Midwest, Florida State, Southern, and Pacific Coast leagues before reaching the Majors. Knight umpired the Tokyo round of the 2006 World Baseball Classic, and was the home plate umpire for Jon Lester's no-hitter in 2008. Knight has worked over 850 games and this will be his first All Star assignment.

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