MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 33 Years
CAREER: Joined the Major League staff in 1979...Derryl's 33 years are the second most on the active Major League umpiring staff, and his 4,377 Major League games worked are the most among active umpires...has worked the All-Star Game (1987, 98, 2008), Division Series (1997, 99, 2002, 05, 07), League Championship Series (1985, 89, 95, 2003, 06, 08, 10) and World Series (1988, 99, 2005)...served as crew chief at the 2008 All-Star?Game at Yankee Stadium...was the crew chief for the semi-finals and finals of the 2009 World Baseball Classic at Dodger Stadium...became just the 18th umpire ever to work his 4,000th Major League game on May 2, 2009 at Seattle; as was the case in the 2008 All-Star Game, he was behind the plate for all 15 innings as he reached the milestone in the A's-Mariners tilt...he and former partner Joe Brinkman paired for the most games (2,123) as crew partners of any tandem in history...was an instructor at MLB's inaugural Umpire Camps (MLBUC.com), held at MLB's Urban Youth Academy in Compton, California, in November 2006...worked in the Midwest League (1973), Carolina League (1974), Texas League (1975), Pacific Coast League (1976-78), Arizona Instructional League (1973-75), Dominican (1976) and Puerto Rican Winter Leagues (1978).
PERSONAL: Born in August 1946 in California...resides in southern California...married to Shawna has two children, Cas and Cole studied political science and received his degree from El Camino Community College in California...inducted into the El Camino College Hall of Fame in 2004...played professional baseball in the Detroit and Cleveland organizations from 1966-72 enjoys traveling in the off-season favorite vacation spot is Hawaii...hobbies include golf.
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