Monday, March 11, 2013

UEFL Profile of MLB Umpire Bill Welke

Umpire Bill Welke
Presenting the UEFL Profile of MLB Umpire Bill Welke.
Name: William Anthony Welke
Date of Birth: August 22, 1967
Place of Birth: Coldwater, Michigan

MiLB Leagues Worked: Appalachian, Midwest, Florida State, Southern, Eastern, International.
MLB Debut: 1999 (AL)
Level: MLB
Umpire Uniform Number: 52
Crew Chief: No

2015 Ejections: 5.
Ejection 209 (BOS P Jean Machi; QOC = U).
Ejection 197 (CIN M Bryan Price; QOC = N).
Ejection 196 (CIN 1B Joey Votto; QOC = N).
Ejection 115 (CIN C Brayan Pena; QOC = U-C).
Ejection 034 (ATL B Jonny Gomes; QOC = U).

2014 Ejections: 3.
Ejection 168 (CLE PC Mickey Callaway; QOC = N).
Ejection 161 (TOR RF Jose Bautista; QOC = Y).
Ejection 135 (TB SS Yunel Escobar; QOC = N).

2013 Ejections: 4.
Ejection 173 (WAS BC Randy Knorr; QOC = U).
Ejection 131 (BOS PH Mike Carp; QOC = N).
Ejection 089 (MIA M Mike Redmond; QOC = N).
Ejection 056 (CLE M Terry Francona; QOC = N).

2012 Ejections: 3.
Ejection 145 (TEX RF Nelson Cruz; QOC = Y).
Ejection 051 (DET M Jim Leyland; QOC = U).
Ejection 011 (STL M Mike Matheny; QOC = N).

Ejection History: 6 (2005), 3 (2006), 6 (2007), 4 (2008), 3 (2009), 5 (2010), 3 (2011), 3 (2012), 4 (2013), 3 (2014), 5 (2015).

UEFL History: Bill Welke

Postseason and Special Events History
World Baseball Classic: -
All-Star Game: 2003, 2016
Wild Card Game: -
Division Series: 2003, 2006, 2011, 2015
Championship Series: 2014
World Series: 2015

UEFL Ejection of the Year: 2015

Notes: Holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration: Management from Western Michigan University (1990).
» Made his MLB debut 10 days shy of exactly 15 years after brother Tim first worked a big league game.
» Volunteers at schools and coaches youth sports during the off-season.
» Hobbies include hunting and golf.

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