Tuesday, March 12, 2013

UEFL Profile of MLB Umpire: Eric Cooper

Umpire Eric Cooper
Presenting the UEFL Profile of MLB Umpire Eric Cooper.
Name: Eric Richard Cooper
Nickname: Coop
Date of Birth: December 18, 1966
Place of Birth: Des Moines, Iowa

MiLB Leagues Worked: Appalachian, Midwest, Florida State, Eastern, American Association, Pacific Coast.
MLB Debut: 1996 (AL)
Level: MLB
Umpire Uniform Number: 56
Crew Chief: No

2015 Ejections: 2.
Ejection 104 (CLE PC Mickey Callaway; QOC = Y).
Ejection 088 (PHI 3B Maikel Franco; QOC = Y).

2014 Ejections: None.
2013 Ejections: 2.
Ejection 175 (TOR DH Munenori Kawasaki; QOC = N).
Ejection 079 (TEX SS Elvis Andrus; QOC = N).

2012 Ejections: 1
Ejection 069 (TEX DH Ian Kinsler; QOC = N).

Ejection History: 5 (2005), 4 (2006), 1 (2007), 6 (2008), 6 (2009), 3 (2010), 1 (2011), 1 (2012), 2 (2013), 0 (2014), 2 (2015).

UEFL History: Eric Cooper

Postseason and Special Events History
World Baseball Classic: 2009, 2013
All-Star Game: 2005
Wild Card Game: 2015
Division Series: 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Championship Series: 2004, 2015
World Series: 2014

Notes: Received a Bachelor's Degree in transportation logistics from Iowa State University (1989).
» Elected to board of Mentor Iowa, a charity which serves abused, neglected and delinquent children.
» Bell-ringer for the Salvation Army during holiday season.
» Hobbies include working out, golf and off-season travel.

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