MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 32 Years
CAREER: Joined the Major League staff in 1977...has umpired the Division Series (1981, 2000, 02, 04), League Championship Series (1980, 83, 85, 90, 93, 95, 96, 99, 2001, 03, 05-06), World Series (1988, 92, 98, 2000, 02) and the All-Star Game (1989, 2006)...served as Crew Chief for both the 2006 Midsummer Classic and the 2006 ALCS...his 12 LCS assignments are a record...attended umpire school in 1967...previously worked in the Florida State League (1970), Carolina League (1971), Eastern League (1972) and International League (1973-76).
PERSONAL: Gerald Joseph Crawford...born in August 1947 in Philadelphia...resides in Florida...married Carol Alessi...has two children: Christopher and Alyson...graduated from Monsignor Bonner in 1965...served in the U.S. Army Reserve...proudest moment as a Major League umpire was working his first game behind the plate...his father, Henry, was a National League umpire from 1956-75...his brother, Joe, is a referee in the National Basketball Association...in February 2007, the Crawfords were featured on an episode of HBO's "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel," chronicling the family's careers in officiating...was part of the first American-Japanese exchange of umpires in 1995...an avid boater and hobbies include HO trains...played American Legion and Connie Mack baseball.« Back to umpire roster
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