Tuesday, March 12, 2013

UEFL Profile of MLB Umpire Eric Cooper

Umpire Eric Cooper
Presenting the UEFL Profile of MLB Umpire Eric Cooper.
Name: Eric Richard Cooper
Pronunciation Guide: ER-ick COO-purr
Nickname: Coop
Date of Birth: December 18, 1966
Place of Birth: Des Moines, Iowa
Date of Death: October 19, 2019 (age 52)

MiLB Leagues Worked: Appalachian, Midwest, Florida State, Eastern, American Association, Pacific Coast.
MLB Debut: 1996 (AL)
MLB Finale: 2019 (MLB) [23 years of service]
Level: MLB
Umpire Uniform Number: 56
Crew Chief: No

2019 Ejections: 2.
Ejection 160 (SEA HC Tim Laker; QOC = Y).
Ejection 128 (ARI CF Ketel Marte; QOC = N).

2018 Ejections: 5.
Ejection 137 (HOU M AJ Hinch; QOC = N).
Ejection 122 (SF C Nick Hundley; QOC = U).
Ejection 121 (LAD RF Yasiel Puig; QOC = U).
Ejection 086 (CIN M Jim Riggleman; QOC = U).
Ejection 003 (ARI SS Ketel Marte; QOC = Y).

2017 Ejections: 1.
Ejection 166 (CWS M Rick Renteria; QOC = N-C).

2016 Ejections: 3.
Ejection 134 (COL M Walt Weiss; QOC = U).
Ejection 133 (COL P Tyler Anderson; QOC = U).
Ejection 125 (OAK DH Khris Davis; QOC = N).

2015 Ejections: 2.
Ejection 104 (CLE PC Mickey Callaway; QOC = Y).
Ejection 088 (PHI 3B Maikel Franco; QOC = Y).

2014 Ejections: None.
2013 Ejections: 2.
Ejection 175 (TOR DH Munenori Kawasaki; QOC = N).
Ejection 079 (TEX SS Elvis Andrus; QOC = N).

2012 Ejections: 1
Ejection 069 (TEX DH Ian Kinsler; QOC = N).

Ejections, Career: 72.
First Ejection: 8/4/1996 (Bob Boone).
Final Ejection: 8/13/2019 (Tim Laker).
Ejection History: 1 (1996), 1 (1997), 3 (1998), 5 (1999), 4 (2000), 7 (2001), 1 (2002), 6 (2003), 2 (2004), 5 (2005), 4 (2006), 1 (2007), 6 (2008), 6 (2009), 3 (2010), 1 (2011), 1 (2012), 2 (2013), 0 (2014), 2 (2015), 3 (2016), 1 (2017), 5 (2018), 2 (2019).

UEFL History: Eric Cooper

Postseason and Special Events History
World Baseball Classic: 2009, 2013
All-Star Game: 2005
Wild Card Game: 2015, 20162017
Division Series: 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2019
Championship Series: 2004, 201520162017
World Series: 2014, (2019; UEFL Honorary Assignment)

UEFL Award for Most Disappointing Season: 2018

Notes: Received a Bachelor's Degree in transportation logistics from Iowa State University (1989).
» Officiated the 2018 MLB Japan All-Star Series.
» Elected to board of Mentor Iowa, a charity which serves abused, neglected and delinquent children.
» Bell-ringer for the Salvation Army during holiday season.
» Hobbies included working out, golf and off-season travel.
» Survived by children.

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