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Bill Welke

Bill Welke – 3


CAREER: Joined the Major League staff in 1999...worked the AL Wild Card Game (2014, 16); Division Series (2003, 06, 11, 15); the 2014, 2016 and 2017 National League Championship Series; the 2015 World Series; and the 2003 and 2016 All-Star Games...served as a Replay Official for the 2017 Wild Card Games...attended the Jim Evans Umpire Academy in 1991...previously umpired in the Appalachian League (1991), Midwest League (1992), Florida State League (1993-94), Southern League (1995), Eastern League (1996) and International League (1997-98)...he and his brother Tim were paired on the same crew in the 2005 regular season and again from 2008-2010.

PERSONAL: Born in August 1967 in Michigan...resides in Michigan...married with four children...received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration (Management) from Western Michigan University in 1990...spends time volunteering at schools in the offseason...hobbies include hunting and golf.

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