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Mark Carlson

Mark Carlson – 6


CAREER: Joined the Major League staff in 1999...worked the 2003 and 2017 All-Star Games; the 2017 NL Wild Card Game; the 2007 and 2015 National League Division Series; the 2011 and 2012 American League Division Series; the 2013, 2014 National League Championship Series; the 2017 American League Championship Series; and the 2015 World Series...worked the 2014 Opening Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks in Syd-ney, Australia...called balls and strikes for Jered Weaver's no-hitter on May 2, 2012 vs. the Twins...attended the Brinkman-Froemming Umpire School (1993)...umpired in the Pioneer League (1993), Midwest League (1994), Florida State League (1995), Southern League (1996-97), International League (1998-99) and the Arizona Fall League (1998).

PERSONAL: Born in July 1969 in Illinois...resides in Illinois...married to Marie...has two daughters, Grace and Audrey...graduated from Joliet West High School...attended Parkland College in Illinois, where he was a catcher on the baseball team...was inducted to the Parkland College Hall of Fame in February 2016...served in the United States Marine Corps...hobbies include racquetball, hunting and running...competed in a Tough Mudder competition in 2012, featuring a 10-12 mile obstacle course designed to test strength, stamina, mental grit and with charitable organizations such as Wish Upon A Star in the off-season...does work on behalf of Umps Care charities...first Major League assignment was an Interleague series between the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

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