Thursday, February 20, 2020

Gary Cederstrom Retires Following World Series Finale

31-year AL and MLB umpire Gary Cederstrom has retired, electing to exit baseball on top, having officiated the 2019 World Series (and ALDS), bringing his career totals to 3,579 regular season games officiated, along with three Wild Card Games, nine Division Series, eight League Championship Series, and four World Series.

The North Dakota native and NDSU Bison fan worked his way through the Midwest League, Eastern League, and American Association before his 1989 American League debut.

Amongst Cederstrom's 41 career big league ejections were Paul O'Neill, Terry Collins, Joe Girardi, Buck Martinez, and, most recently, Eric Thames in 2019, which was Cede's first ejection since Bruce Bochy in 2017, which in turn was his first since Miguel Cabrera in 2015.
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Cederstrom truly leaves the game on top, having been named the UEFL's Crew Chief of the Year following the 2019 season. He also won the Crew Chief of the Year Award in 2015.
Related Post2019 UEFL Award for Crew Chief - Gary Cederstrom (11/6/19).

Congratulations, Gary! We'll have news on other staff changes—including retirements and promotion activity—in the coming days.


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