Saturday, June 18, 2011

MLB Debut: Tyler Funneman

Congratulations to Tyler Funneman, who umpired his first Major League Baseball contest this evening, as the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-3. Funneman, an umpire in the AAA Pacific Coast League (PCL), flew in to work his debut game after crew chief Tim Tschida took ill. 3B Umpire Funneman wore HP Umpire Mike Estabrook's #83 jersey and made an accurate call of spectator interference on a Jeff Keppinger hit to left field in the top of the 6th inning. According to our updated Historical Data page, Funneman becomes the 111th person to work a Major League regular season contest since 2005.

Wrap: HOU @ LAD 6/18 Wrap


Jack_1B Ump said...

Good job kid and welcome to the bigs

Anonymous said...

He followed the DFIU rule in his first big league job, so he's alright in my book.

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