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Alfonso Marquez

Alfonso Marquez – 72


CAREER: Joined the Major League staff in 1999...became the first-ever Mexican-born umpire to make it to the Major Leagues...worked the 2017 AL Wild Card Game; the Division Series (2001-02, 05-06, 11-12, 15); the League Championship Series (2003, 08, 13, 16-17); the World Series (2006, 11, 15); and the 2006 All-Star Game...attended the Brinkman Umpire School (1993)...was an instructor at the inaugural MLB Umpire Camps (, held at MLB's Urban Youth Academy in Compton, California, in November 2006...had the most "squats" of any full-time Major League umpire in 2008 with 11,254...worked in the Arizona Fall League (1993), Arizona Instructional League (1993-97), Northwest League (1993), Midwest League (1994), California League (1995), Southern League (1996-97) and Pacific Coast League (1998-99).

PERSONAL: Born in April 1972 in Mexico...resides in married to Staci...has three children: Alfonso Antonio, Makeyla Karen, and Cristian Larry...graduated from Fullerton High the first Mexican-born umpire to reach the Majors, he received an award in Zacatecas for that accomplishment...started Fonzie's Kids - an organization that raises money and collects clothes and sporting equipment for kids in Mexico...inducted into the Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame in Monterrey (May 2001)...enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and riding motorcycles in the offseason...hobbies include going to the gym, golf and motorcycles...played Little League and high school baseball...became interested in umpiring during a Little League game at the age of 14.

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