Saturday, February 7, 2015

UEFL Profile of MLB Umpire Will Little

Presenting the UEFL Profile of MLB Umpire Will Little.
Umpire Will Little
Name: William Max Little III
Date of Birth: March 2, 1984
Place of Birth: Fall Branch, Tennessee

MiLB Leagues Worked: Gulf Coast, Appalachian, South Atlantic, Carolina, Southern, International.
MLB Debut: 2013
Level: MLB
Umpire Uniform Number: 93
Crew Chief: No

2016 Ejections: 5.
Ejection 190 (NYM LF Yoenis Cespedes; QOC = Y).
Ejection 189 (PHI M Pete Mackanin; QOC = Y).
Ejection 188 (BAL M Buck Showalter; QOC = Y).
Ejection 187 (BAL 1B Chris Davis; QOC = Y).
Ejection 066 (Rays HC Derek Shelton; QOC = Y).

2015 Ejections: 2.
Ejection 072 (Mariners M Lloyd McClendon; QOC = Y).
Ejection 071 (Mariners C Mike Zunino; QOC = Y).

2014 Ejections: 4.
Ejection 165 (LAD PH Andre Ethier; QOC = U).
Ejection 138 (STL M Mike Matheny; QOC = Y).
Ejection 052 (MIA M Mike Redmond; QOC = Y).
Ejection 037 (LAD M Don Mattingly; QOC = Y).

2013 Ejections: 3.
Ejection 151 (KC M Ned Yost; QOC = Y).
Ejection 121 (DET P Max Scherzer; QOC = Y).
Ejection 084 (BAL 3B Manny Machado; QOC = Y). [First Career Ejection]

Ejection History: 3 (2013), 4 (2014), 2 (2015), 5 (2016).

UEFL History: Will Little

Postseason and Special Events History
World Baseball Classic: -
All-Star Game: -
Wild Card Game: 2016
Division Series: 2017
Championship Series: -
World Series: -

Notes: Named to the full-time MLB staff in January 2015.
» Alum of the Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring (JEAPU), played baseball at Milligan College.
» Began his umpiring career at Elizabethton Little League; worked the WBC Qualifier in Germany.

Friday, February 6, 2015

UEFL Profile of MLB Umpire: Mark Ripperger

Presenting the UEFL Profile of MLB Umpire Mark Ripperger.
Umpire Mark Ripperger
Name: Mark Anthony Ripperger
Date of Birth: August 6, 1980
Place of Birth: Escondido, California

MiLB Leagues Worked: Arizona, Northwest, Midwest, California, Eastern, Hawaii Winter, Pacific Coast.
MLB Debut: 2010
Level: MLB
Umpire Uniform Number: 90
Crew Chief: No

2016 Ejections: 3.
Ejection 148 (MIA 1BC Perry Hill; QOC = U).
Ejection 070 (ARI M Chip Hale; QOC = Y).
Ejection 016 (TB M Kevin Cash; QOC = Y).

2015 Ejections: 4.
Ejection 208 (WAS P Jonathan Papelbon; QOC = U).
Ejection 082 (MIN M Paul Molitor; QOC = N).
Ejection 081 (MIN RF Torii Hunter; QOC = N).
Ejection 075 (ARI M Chip Hale; QOC = N).

2014 Ejections: 6.
Ejection 166 (MIL M Ron Roenicke; QOC = Y).
Ejection 145 (STL LF Matt Holliday; QOC = Y).
Ejection 131 (TB M Joe Maddon; QOC = N).
Ejection 091 (PHI M Ryne Sandberg; QOC = U).
Ejection 090 (PHI P Roberto Hernandez; QOC = U).
Ejection 040 (SEA P Felix Hernandez; QOC = N).

2013 Ejections: 1.
Ejection 154 (HOU M Bo Porter; QOC = Y).

2012 Ejections: 1.
Ejection 178 (COL RF Andrew Brown; QOC = N).

2011 Ejections: 1.
Ejection 156 (BOS M Terry Francona; QOC = Y). [First Career Ejection]

Ejection History: 1 (2011), 1 (2012), 1 (2013), 6 (2014), 4 (2015), 3 (2016).

UEFL History: Mark Ripperger

Postseason and Special Events History
World Baseball Classic: -
All-Star Game: -
Wild Card Game: -
Division Series: -
Championship Series: -
World Series: -

Notes: Named to the full-time MLB staff in January 2015.
» Alum of Harry Wendelstedt & Escondido High School; attended Palomar College & Cal State San Marcos.
» Started umpire career at Escondido Little League at age 16 after breaking his right foot junior year.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Winter Leagues Baseball Ejections, January 2015

Here is baseball's January 2015 Winter Leagues ejections update, including the Caribbean Winter & Australian Baseball Leagues; the regional Caribbean League seasons are now complete, ABL is in playoffs:

2B Umpire Kelvin Bultron: Indios de Mayaguez Manager Carlos Baerga for Unsportsmanlike-NEC (RC, 1/3)
HP Umpire Jorge Teran: Caribes de Anzoategui Manager Omar Lopez for arguing an out call (V, 1/3)
3B Umpire Jair Fernandez: Aguilas de Mexicali Manager Juan Castro for arguing a check swing (M, 1/6)
HP Umpire Carlos R Cotto: Criollos de Caguas 1B Carlos Rivera for arguing a strike three call (RC, 1/7)
HP Umpire Tom Woodring: Toros del Este C Mayo Acosta for arguing a ball call (D, 1/8)
HP Umpire Ulises Dominguez: Tomateros de Culiacan 2B Ramiro Pena for arguing a strike 3 call (M, 1/8)
HP Umpire Jorge Davilla: Indios de Mayaguez RF Luis Montanez for arguing a strike 3 call (RC, 1/12)
HP Umpire David Arrieta: Aguilas del Zulia P Wilfredo Boscan for throwing at a batter (V, 1/12)
HP Umpire David Arrieta: Aguilas del Zulia Manager Eddie Perez for intent HBP after warning (V, 1/12)
HP Umpire Carlos Rey Cotto: Criollos de Caguas LF Juan Silva for arguing a strike 3 call (RC, 1/13)
HP Umpire Nate White: Navegantes del Magallanes 2B Henry Alejandro, balls and strikes (V, 1/18)
HP Umpire Neil Poulton: Adelaide Bite P Tony Vocca for intentionally throwing at batter (ABL, 1/18)
HP Umpire Neil Poulton: Melbourne Aces SS Brad Harman (hit batter) for fighting pitcher (ABL, 1/18)
HP Umpire Tom West: Brisbane Bandits C Ryan Battaglia for arguing a strike 3 call (ABL, 1/18)
1B Umpire Edwin Hernandez: Cangrejeros de Santurce 3B Coach Jose Flores, balk no-call (RC, 1/25)
HP Umpire Jorge Teran: Navegantes del Magallanes Manager Carlos Garcia, ball call (V, 1/28)
HP Umpire Trent Thomas: Perth Heat C Matt Kennelly for arguing a teammate's K3 call (ABL, 1/30)

*ABL = Australian, CS = Caribbean Series (Begins February 2015), D = Dominican (Concluded), M = Mexicana del Pacifico (Concluded), RC = Roberto Clemente (Puerto Rico, Concluded), V = Venezuelan (Concluded)*