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Umpires

Hunter Wendelstedt

Hunter Wendelstedt – 21

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 14 Years

CAREER: Became a member of the Major League staff in 1999...was named one of the umpires for the 2011 All-Star Game in Arizona, working second base....has worked the Division Series (2003, 10), the 2006 American League Championship Series and the 1995 and 1996 Hall of Fame Games in Cooperstown, NY...was a part of the crew that worked MLB?China Series 2008, the first MLB?games ever played in China, and the 2008 Japan Opening Series...worked the San Diego round of the 2009 World Baseball Classic...participated in MLB's Umpire Camp for Marines as an instructor in March 2009 in San Diego...previously umpired in the Appalachian League, South Atlantic League, Florida State League, Eastern League, International League, Pacific Coast League, Arizona Fall League and Florida Instructional League.

PERSONAL: Born in June 1971 in Atlanta...resides in Louisiana...married to Katherine…has two children: Bridget Elizabeth and Hailey Grace...graduated from Father Lopez High School…played baseball while attending Loyola University…is a Vice President of the Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School…involved with the YMCA Ormond Beach and YMCA Edgewater Charity Golf Tour­na­ments; the Blood Drive at Wendelstedt Umpire School; and the New Orleans Jesuits…earliest memory of baseball was meeting Steve Garvey at Dodger Stadium in 1976…proudest moment as a Major League Umpire was working Major League games with his father, 33-year National League Umpire Harry, who passed away in March of 2012…Hunter and Harry worked several series together during August of 1998, when Hunter was a call-up umpire...wears his father's uniform number, 21…enjoys traveling, skiing and following University of Florida football in the off-season…hobbies include fishing, cooking and skiing.

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