Wednesday, November 8, 2017

2017 UEFL Award for Honorable Umpire - John Tumpane

John Tumpane is 2017's Honorable Umpire of the Year [2016: Rob Drake & John Hirschbeck].
Voting Results (Top 5): Tumpane (37.4%), Phil Cuzzi (9.2%), Ted Barrett/Drake (6.5%), Bill Welke (5.2%).

John Tumpane is the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League's 2017 Honorable Umpire of the Year.

Award Winner: John Tumpane.
In his first complete season as a full-time MLB umpire, having been hired to the staff midway through the 2016 regular season, Tumpane ejected six players and managers, finishing 15th on the RAP leaderboard with a .647 (11-for-17) Review Affirmation Percentage.
Related PostMLB Officially Hires John Tumpane to Full-Time Staff (7/1/16).

On June 28, Tumpane intervened upon observing a woman standing on the river-bound side of the Roberto Clemente Bridge, speaking with her and eventually helping pull her back toward the bridge and away from the Allegheny River below.
Related PostMLB Umpire John Tumpane Saves Suicidal Woman's Life (6/28/17).
Related PostLet's Talk - Mental Health in an Abusive Environment (10/10/17).

After the regular season, Tumpane officiated his first postseason game as a member of Mike Winters' AL Wild Card Game crew; Tumpane's postseason assignment after just his first full season as a full-time umpire virtually ties a modern-era Major League record for quickest playoff assignment after hire (Ted Barrett, for instance, worked the 2000 National League Division Series round after promotion to the staff in July 1999).
Related Post2017 Wild Card & Division Series Umpires Roster (10/2/17).

UEFL Awards History, John Tumpane
Fill-In Umpire of the Year: 2015.

John Tumpane now has 18 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League (16 Prev + 2 Award = 18).
The next postseason award, Promising Umpire of the Year, will be released tomorrow.


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