|Márquez, MiLB coordinator Jorge Bauzá and Ted Barrett|
in Monterrey. Photo: Liga Mexicana de Béisbol
In an interview with La Afición, Marquez discussed the enjoyment he takes from giving back, also admitting his next big dreams: to receive a promotion to crew chief and to work a World Baseball Classic, since Marquez was injured and unable to work during the most recent WBC.
Marquez, who was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and presently resides in Arizona, joined the MLB staff during the turmoil in 1999, when many AL and NL umpires tenured their resignations in what would be a failed attempt to gain a more advantageous collective bargaining agreement.
When asked what he misses most about Mexico, Marquez replied, "unas enchiladas y unos buenos tacos." No translation necessary.
Since then, he has worked the 2006 All-Star game, five Division Series, two League Championship Series and two World Series, including the 2011 DS and WS.
Marquez finished the 2011 season with four ejections at 100 percent accuracy and 23 UEFL points, having been named Honorable Umpire of the Year alongside 24-year veteran crew chief Gary Darling.
In 2011, Marquez was the No. 3 umpire on rookie crew chief Ed Rapuano's debut crew, along with Brian O'Nora and Ed Hickox.
Barrett earned 12 points in the 2011 UEFL season, joining Marquez in the 2011 World Series after his own Division Series appearance. Barrett has worked seven DS, four CS and two WS.