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Bruce Froemming 6

CREW CHIEF
MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 36 Years
CAREER: Became a member of the Major League staff in 1971...has worked the All-Star Game (1975, 86), Division Series (1981, 95, 96, 98, 99, 2001-03), League Championship Series (1973, 77, 80, 82, 85, 89, 91, 93, 97, 2000) and World Series (1976, 84, 88, 90, 95)...with his first game of service in 2007, Bruce will have the longest period of consecutive years of service for an active umpire in baseball history...worked his 5,000th Major League game on August 16, 2006 at Fenway Park, joining Klem (5,374) as the only other umpire to top 5,000 Major League games...first game as a Major League umpire was snowed out at Shea Stadium in New York...previously umpired in the Nebraska State League, Midwest League, Northern League, North west League, Texas League and the PCL.
PERSONAL: Bruce Neal Froemming...born on September 28, 1939 in Milwaukee, WI...resides in Florida...married Rose Marie (5/2/59)…has two children, Kevin (5/25/62) and Steve (12/30/64)…graduated from Custer High School in Milwaukee, WI (1957)…served in the United States Army…works with the Milwaukee Athletes for Childhood Cancer, the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Humane Society…also involved in the Lombardi Golf Tournament to raise proceeds for cancer...enjoys golf and traveling in the off-season…hobbies include hunting, fishing and golf…earliest memory of baseball was watching the 1948 World Series on television…played high school and semi-pro baseball...enjoys hunting with his dog “Blu.”

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