Monday, July 8, 2013

Major League Umpiring Debut: Hal "Tripp" Gibson III

Umpire Hal "Tripp" Gibson III made his MLB debut Monday night during the Dodgers-Diamondbacks game, a 6-1 victory for Los Angeles. Gibson joined Tim McClelland's crew and umpired at second base, working alongside 3B Umpire Marvin Hudson, 1B Umpire Marty Foster and Home Plate Umpire McClelland, filling in for MLB regular Wally Bell.

Hal "Tripp" Gibson / Sthrn /Int'l Camps
Gibson has been working the 2013 season in the Pacific Coast League, which is his third full season in the PCL and as a AAA umpire. Gibson is a 2006 graduate of the Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School and was awarded the Top Student Runner-Up that year. Gibson's prior experience in Minor League Baseball includes the Gulf Coast (Rookie), New York-Penn (Short A), South Atlantic (A), California (A), Florida State (A), Eastern (AA) and Southern Leagues. Gibson worked the NY-Penn League Championship Series, Florida State League All-Star Game and California League playoffs, having also served as All-Star Game Crew Chief and Championship Series umpire for the Southern League in 2010.

Gibson will serve as the home plate umpire for the 2013 Triple-A All-Star Game, to be held on July 17 in Reno, Nevada (Aces) and televised on MLB Network, joining 1B Umpire Chad Whitson (IL), 2B Umpire Chris Segal (PCL) and 3B Umpire Brad Myers (IL).

Gibson resides in Washington (formerly Missouri, Arizona then Montana; native to Mayfield, Kentucky) and wears the sleeve uniform number 73. Gibson, who makes his MLB debut at the age of 32, holds a bachelor's degree in Art Education from Murray State University and serves as a substitute teacher during the offseason.

14 comments :

Gil Imber said...

I wonder what part of WA he is from?

Gil Imber said...

AAA All-Star game is in Reno, NV btw. Not Las Vegas.

Gil Imber said...

According to the press release, Marysville, Washington

Gil Imber said...

Had to be from somewhere else, because Wally was working last night.

Gil Imber said...

Can someone get the numbers on Hamari last night, too? He was BRUTAL.

Gil Imber said...

Wally is filling in as CC on Ted Barrett's crew in Pittsburgh.

Gil Imber said...

Tripp is a good man!

Gil Imber said...

Is Greg Gibson his brother or is there no relation?

Gil Imber said...

No relation between tripp and greg...

Gil Imber said...

He's actually related to Kirk...made it kind of awkward for him last night.

Gil Imber said...

Tripp is From Kentucky, He lives in WA.

Gil Imber said...

I graduated with Tripp, I'm happy to see how he has done so well

Gil Imber said...

Vin Scully, professional as always, complimented Gibson on his zone in Arizona. One of the better plate debuts I have seen in a while.

Gil Imber said...

Like to see his plot

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