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Umpires

Jerry Layne

Jerry Layne, Crew Chief – 24

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 25 Years

CAREER: Became a member of the Major League staff in 1989...was the crew chief for the 2011 World Series...prior to the 107th Fall Classic honors, also worked the All-Star Game (1994, 2001, 11), the 2012 A.L. Wild Card Game, Division Series (1995, 98, 2001, 02, 05, 10-11, 13), League Championship Series (1997, 99, 2006, 09, 12) and the 2005 World Series...umpired the 1999 Opening Day game in Monterrey, Mexico between the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies...was behind the plate for Fernando Valenzuela's no-hitter...worked the plate when Barry Bonds hit his 71st homer in 2001...was behind the plate for Game 3 of the 2005 World Series, the longest game in Fall Classic history (14 innings, 482 pitches)...was an instructor at MLB's inaugural Umpire Camps (MLBUC.com), held at MLB's Urban Youth Academy in Compton, California, in November 2006...was named a crew chief for the 2010 season...has been an instructor at the Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School (1977-2006)...umpired in the Appalachian League (1978), Florida State League (1979-81), Southern League (1982-84) and Pacific Coast League (1985-87).

PERSONAL: Born in September 1958 in Kentucky...resides in Florida...married to Jacqueline...has two children: Brittany and Monica...graduated from Elgin High School in Marion, OH...works with disabled American veterans...one of his proudest moments as a Major League umpire was working the 1994 All-Star Game in Pittsburgh...enjoys fishing and participating in church and school activities with his daughters in the off-season...hobbies include fishing and outdoor activities.

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