MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 8 Years
CAREER: Appointed to the Major League staff in 2007...became a member of the American League staff in 1999...was named one of the umpires for the 2011 All-Star Game in Arizona...worked the National League Division Series in 2007 (COL-PHI); 2010 (ATL-SF) and 2012 (STL-WSH)...worked the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006; the Tokyo round of the 2009 WBC; and is scheduled to work the San Juan round of the 2013 WBC...was behind the plate both for Matt Garza's no-hitter on July 26, 2010 and for Homer Bailey's no-hitter on September 28, 2012...is one of only five active Major League umpires who have been behind the plate for multiple no-hitters (others: Ted Barrett, Eric Cooper, Jeff Kellogg and Brian Runge)...along with those two plate assignments, he has been on the field for a "cycle" of no-hitters, having been at first base for Jered Weaver's no-hitter last year; at second base for Clay Buchholz's 2007 no-hitter; and at third base for Jim Abbott's feat in 1993...attended the Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School in 1983 and graduated as one of the outstanding students; he has been an instructor at the Wendelstedt School for 30 years...umpired in the Gulf Coast League (1983), Florida State League (1983-85, 2004), Southern League (1986-87), Dominican Winter League (1988), Puerto Rican Winter League (1989), International League (1988-1997), Pacific Coast League (1998), New York-Penn League (2002) and South Atlantic League (2003)...has worked over 1,800 Major League games.
PERSONAL: Born in July 1962 in Florida...currently resides in Florida...married to Lisa Anne...has two children, Mackenzie and Ashton...became an Eagle Scout in 1979...graduated from Deland (FL) High School in 1980...received a degree from St. John's River Community College in 1982 and a degree in Criminal Justice from Seminole Community College in 2004...played baseball through high school and college...holds an instrument and commercial pilot license...is a contributor to Angel Flight Southeast, a non-profit organization that provides free air transportation to those with urgent medical needs...in January 2010, Ed made flights to help relieve those affected by the Haitian earthquake, helping transport victims to locations after military planes brought them to the U.S....contributions can be made by visiting Angel Flight Southeast's web site at mercyflightse.org...is a sworn police officer in Florida in the off-season, working as a detective with the Daytona Beach Shores Police Department...has worked as a Homeland Security first responder pilot....enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, golfing and piloting.« Back to umpire roster
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