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Tim Welke

Tim Welke – Crew Chief – 3


CAREER: Became a member of the Major League staff in 1984...has worked the All-Star Game (1990, 2005, 15); Division Series (1995, 96, 99, 2000, 03, 08, 10, 13, 15-Replay); League Championship Series (1991, 98, 2001, 02, 04, 06, 11); and World Series (1996, 2000, 03, 08)...having worked in 30 different Major League seasons overall, only 18 umpires in history have spanned more...worked the 2014 Opening Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks in Sydney, Australia...was Crew Chief for the 2006 NLCS; the 2008 ALDS; the 2008 World Series; and the 2015 Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati...Michigan native was first base umpire at the 2005 Midsummer Classic in Detroit...previously umpired in the Gulf Coast League (1977), Florida State League (1978-79), Eastern League (1980), American Association (1981-83), Florida Instructional League (1977-80) and Dominican Winter League (1981-83)...he and his brother Bill were paired on the same crew in the 2005 regular season and again from 2008-2010.

PERSONAL: Born in August 1957 in Michigan...resides in Michigan...married to Patricia…has three children: Ben, Greg and Lauren… graduated from Coldwater High School in 1975…attended Glen Oaks Community College…works with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Kalamazoo County…inducted into the Coldwater High School Hall of Fame in 1988…began umpiring kids games in the summer when he was 16 years old…hobbies include deer hunting...enjoys spending time with his family in the offseason.

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