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Umpires

Tim Welke

Tim Welke – Crew Chief – 3

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 30 Years

CAREER: Became a member of the Major League staff in 1984...has worked the All-Star Game (1990, 2005), Division Series (1995, 96, 99, 2000, 03, 08, 10, 13), 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...was Crew Chief for the 2006 NLCS...was Crew Chief for both the BOS-LAA ALDS and the World Series in 2008...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 off-season.

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