Sunday, October 2, 2016

MLB Umpire Bob Davidson Retires After 28 Year Career

MLB veteran umpire Bob Davidson is retiring after a 28-year Major League career spanning over 3900 games, according to Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim press notes.

Bob Davidson has retired.
Davidson leaves the field after 28 years of service that spans either side of the turn-of-the-century Major League umpiring mass resignation, which resulted in Davidson's eight-year absence from Major League Baseball as he worked his way through the minor leagues to regain MLB status for the 2007 season. Davidson has officiated three All-Star Games, three Division Series, two League Championship Series and the 1992 World Series, in addition to the 2006 World Baseball Classic.

Robert Allan Davidson, born in Chicago in 1952, officiated his first Major League game in 1982 (National League), and logged 166 career ejections, including his final on June 15, 2016 (Anthony Rendon; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]), though he also requested a fan's removal on August 2.

He was voted the UEFL's Most Improved Umpire following the 2012 season.


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