Tuesday, November 10, 2015

2015 UEFL Umpire of the Year - Alfonso Marquez

Alfonso Marquez is the UEFL's Umpire of the Year for 2015. [2014: Ted Barrett]
Voting Results (Top 5): Marquez (10.3%), Barrett (9.8%), Jim Wolf (7.9%), Mark Carlson & Jeff Nelson (7.5%).

Alfonso Marquez wins the UEFL Umpire of the Year Award for 2015, which marks his second overall UEFL year-end award (Honorable Umpire, 2011). Marquez finished first in the league amongst postseason-eligible umpires (by virtue of games worked) in replay review with just two calls overturned. Marquez subsequently received two postseason assignments in the American League Division Series and World Series, where one commenter noted he chewed gum instead of tobacco to "set a good example to younger viewers when it matters," compared to Ejection 095 (Robin Ventura), when, "looks [like] Alfonso Marquez has an entire package of redman in his cheek." His 98.1% plate score during Game 3 of the ALDS was also the highest of that round (19 games total).

Alfonso Marquez now has 15 points in the UEFL Standings (10 Previous + 5 Award = 15).
Final Standings will be released later tonight.


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