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Larry Young 28

Major League Service Time: 22.5 Years
CAREER: Joined the Major League staff in 1985...has worked the All-Star Game (1991, 2003), Division Series (1996, 99, 2000, 01, 03-04), League Championship Series (1992, 98, 2002) and World Series (1996, 2003)...was working when Nolan Ryan recorded his 5,000th strikeout and as Rod Carew and Dave Winfield both reached 3,000 hits...was an instructor at MLB’s inaugural Umpire Camps (, held at MLB’s Urban Youth Academy in Compton, California, in November 2006...previously umpired in the Midwest League (1978), Eastern League (1979), American Association (1980-84), Florida In struc tion al League (1978-79) and Puerto Rican Winter League (1980-82).
PERSONAL: Larry Young...born on February 6, 1954 in Dixon, IL...resides in Illinois...married to Joan Schmidt (6/27/75)…has two children: Jessica (11/29/83) and Darcy (5/13/88)…grad u at ed from Oregon High School in 1972…re ceived an A.A. Degree from Rocky Valley College in 1974…graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1976 with a B.A. in Education…is President of Larry Young and Friends Charities, which raises money for various organizations like Special Olympics, Hospice and the American Heart Association…won the JC Penny Golden Rule Award, Special Olympics Volunteer of the Year, Florida Diamond Club Umpire of the Year and Goodwill Abilities Center Dis tin guished Service Award…winner of the 2002 Gold Whistle Award, presented by the National Association of Sports Officials...proudest moment as a Major League umpire was working the 1996 World Series...named first umpire to serve on Official Playing Rules Committee.

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