|MiLB Umpire Jon Byrne|
Name: Jon Byrne
Date of Birth: 1984
Place of Birth: Perth, Australia
MiLB Leagues Worked: Gulf Coast, Northwest, Midwest, California, Eastern, Australian and International Leagues.
MLB Debut: N/A
Umpire Uniform Number: 59
Crew Chief: No
2014 Crew: N/A (Minor League Call-Up).
Ejection History: N/A.
UEFL History: Jon Byrne
Postseason and Special Events History
World Baseball Classic: -
All-Star Game: -
Wild Card Game: -
Division Series: -
Championship Series: -
World Series: -
Notes: Will make history as first Australian-born umpire in the Major Leagues upon first regular season game.
» Follows in the footsteps of Brett Robson and Travis Hatch, the first Australian pro umpires in the States.
» Graduated from the Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring, Class of 2004; began work in 2005.
» Identical twin brother Kyle Byrne also umpired in Minor League Baseball.
» » Kyle once "ejected" Casper Rockies mascot Hobart the Platypus for arguing a fan vs. mascot race loss (Byrne declared a young fan the winner). Director of Fun Matt Warneke suspended Hobart for his antics.
» Western Australian Baseball Umpires' Association's Claxton Shield, 2007-2010.