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Umpires

Rick Reed

Rick Reed – Crew Chief – 23

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 27 Years

CAREER: Joined the Major League staff in 1983...has worked the All-Star Game (1986, 98), Division Series (1997, 2000, 01), League Championship Series (1989, 95, 99) and World Series (1991)...worked Dave Righetti's no-hitter, Joe Cowley's no-hitter and the game George Brett reached the 3,000-hit plateau...was a part of the crew that worked MLB China Series 2008, the first MLB games ever played in China, and the 2008 Japan Opening Series...previously umpired in the Appalachian League (1973-74), Midwest League (1975), Eastern League (1976-77) and International League (1978-82).

PERSONAL: Rick Alan Reed...married to Cynthia...has two children: Ryan and Tyler...resides in Michigan...received a B.A. in Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University in 1975...works with the Oakland County Baseball Federation...began umpiring Little League game when he was 13 years old for $5 per game...played American Legion baseball...works as a part-time actor in the offseason...played the home plate umpire in Kevin Costner's 1999 movie "e;For Love of the Game"e;...serves as a basketball referee observer for the Summit League Conference, an NCAA Division I athletics conference...enjoys being "e;Mr. Mom"e; in the off-season...would pursue a career in law enforcement if he was not an MLB umpire...named to national board of trustees of his fraternity, Delta Sigma Phi.

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