Friday, August 7, 2020

MLB Debut of Umpire Erich Bacchus

Umpire Erich Bacchus made his MLB debut at second base during Friday's Reds-Brewers game in Milwaukee alongside Chief Andy Fletcher's crew with umpires Tripp Gibson and Ben May.

Bacchus graduated from the Wendelstedt Umpire School in 2012 and has officiated in Minor League Baseball's Arizona, New York-Penn, Florida Instructional Leagues, South Atlantic, Carolina, Eastern, and International Leagues, as well as the Arizona Fall League.

He officiated the 2017 XM All-Star Futures Game in Miami, served as crew chief for the 2019 International League Championship Game, and ran alongside Nic Lentz and Brennan Miller during the November 2019 Holly Springs Half Marathon on behalf of UMPS CARE Charities.
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Bacchus is the seventh rookie umpire to have an MLB debut during this 2020 regular season.
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