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Tim McClelland

Tim McClelland, Crew Chief - 36


CAREER: Joined the Major League staff in 1983...has worked at least one game at the Major League level for 32 seasons, the second most among the active staff (Joe West, 35)...having worked Major League games in 32 different seasons, only 12 umpires in history have worked in more...has worked the All-Star Game (1986, 98, 2003), Division Series (1997, 2000, 02, 04, 06), League Championship Series (1988, 95, 99, 2001, 03, 05, 07-09) and World Series (1993, 2000, 02, 06)...was the crew chief for the 2008 ALCS...was behind the plate for the perfect game by David Wells in 1998...previously umpired in the Florida State League (1976-77), Florida Instructional League (1976, 78), Southern League (1978), American Association (1979-82) and Puerto Rican Winter League (1979-80)...was honored by the Detroit Tigers when he worked his 4,000th career Major League game in May 2012...his 4,112 Major League games rank 19th all-time...his 93 Postseason games umpired rank fourth on the active staff and eighth all-time.

PERSONAL: Born in December 1951 in Michigan...resides in Iowa...married to Sandy...has three children...a 1970 graduate of Parkside High School...received a B.A. in Recreation and Youth Leadership (1974) and a M.A. in Intramural Administration (1975) from Michigan State University...played semi-pro baseball...became interested in umpiring by officiating intramural competitions at Michigan State.

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