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Umpires

Ed Montague

Ed Montague – 11

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 33 Years

CAREER: Became a member of the Major League staff in 1976...has worked the All-Star Game (1982, 90, 98, 2004), Division Series (1981, 95, 2000, 03-05, 07), League Championship Series (1979, 84, 87, 92, 96, 99, 2001, 02) and World Series (1986, 91, 97, 2000, 04, 07)...served as Crew Chief for the 2007 World Series...was the first base umpire when Pete Rose singled to break Ty Cobb's all-time hit record in Cincinnati (1985)...umpired in the California League (1972), Arizona Instructional League (1972-73) and Pacific Coast League (1973-75)...Ed's 4,246 games worked rank ninth among all Major League umpires all-time and is the highest total among MLB's active umpires, according to David Vincent.

PERSONAL: Edward Michael Montague...born in November 1948 in San Francisco...resides in northern California...married to Marcia...has three children: Eddie, Brooke and Brett, and daughter-in-law Malia...attended San Francisco City College...served in the U.S. Navy from 1969-73...worked for the Disabled American Veterans for 10 years...his father, Ed Sr., played for the Cleveland Indians from 1928-33 and was later a scout for the New York/San Francisco Giants, where he was credited with the signing of Willie Mays...attended his first Major League game on Opening Day at Seals Stadium in 1958...played semi-pro baseball in the San Francisco area...one of his proudest moments as a Major League Umpire was working behind the plate in Game 7 of the 1997 World Series...hobbies include astronomy, magic and playing the guitar...has a yellow Lab named Mudge.

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