Saturday, November 7, 2015

2015 UEFL Award for Fill-In Umpire - John Tumpane

John Tumpane wins the UEFL's 2015 Fill-In Umpire of the Year Award. [2014 Winner: Tripp Gibson]
Voting Results (Top 3): John Tumpane (26%), Adam Hamari (21%), Chris Segal (6%).

John Tumpane is the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League's 2015 Fill-In Umpire of the Year, which marks his first UEFL Award. In his 6th Major League Baseball umpiring season, Tumpane had three ejections; he ejected four times in 2014. Tumpane's ejection of Kyle Seager (Ejection 053) prompted this comment: "This guy is ready for a big league spot. Has been for a while. Tumpane earned my respect a long time ago, and got this call right," while his April 19 ejection of David Ortiz for crew chief Jerry Meals' call (Ejection 012) was a "rookie umpire sticking up for his crew mate." Tumpane also called Mike Fiers' no-hitter (2015 No-Hitter #5), missing just two pitches, or, "as accurate as you can get."

John Tumpane now has 21 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League (19 Previous + 2 Award = 21).
The next postseason award, Crew Chief of the Year, will be released later tonight.


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