Friday, May 24, 2019

Larry Vanover Officiates 3,000th MLB Game

MLB Crew Chief Larry Vanover officiated his 3,000th major league game Friday, serving as 1B Umpire for Friday's White Sox-Twins game in Minnesota alongside crewmates Sean Barber (HP), David Rackley (2B), and Jim Reynolds (3B).

Vanover umpires regular season game #3000 in his 26th season of MLB experience, following his major league debut in 1991 with three Division Series (2006, 2013, 2016), three League Championship Series (2003, 2007, 2011), and the 2016 World Series along the way. Vanover, who wears the sleeve number 27, also worked the 1999 and 2013 All-Star Games.

The most recent of Vanover's 70 career ejections was of Bob Melvin in September 2018.

Video tribute as follows:
Alternate Link: Larry Vanover is honored in Minnesota upon officiating his 3,000th game (MIN)


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