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John Hirschbeck

John Hirschbeck – Crew Chief – 17


CAREER: Became a member of the Major League staff in 1984...has worked the All-Star Game (1989, 2004, 2013); N.L. Wild Card Game (2015); Division Series (1995, 98, 99, 2001, 03, 05-06, 10, 13); League Championship Series (1990, 97, 2000, 04, 15) and World Series (1995, 2006, 2010, 2013)...he and his brother Mark became the first pair of brothers to each become Major League Umpires...was the crew chief for the 2010 and 2013 World Series, and the 2015 N.L. Wild Card Game and ALCS...was the home plate umpire for Roy Halladay's 2010 Division Series no-hitter, 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...was behind the dish when Barry Bonds hit his record-breaking 756th home run on August 7, 2007 vs. Washington...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...their 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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