Friday, October 1, 2021

Brian Gorman Announces Retirement Prior to Final Game

30-year NL and MLB umpire Brian Gorman officiated his final regular season game in Los Angeles Thursday night vs San Diego. The veteran of more than 3,400 career games will retire at the end of 2021.

Gorman was born in New York and worked his first major league game in the National League on April 24, 1991. After opting out of MLB's modified 2020 season, Gorman returned in 2021 to complete his career. With one Wild Card Game, 10 Division Series, seven League Championship Series, and three World Series, Gorman's postseason experience could still land him a spot on a big league field during the 2021 postseason.

As stated on the Dodgers' broadcast, Gorman traveled to St Louis to watch Gerry Davis work his 5,000th career (regular + post-season) game during Sunday's Cubs-Cardinals 2021 regular season finale. Davis, the league's second senior-most umpire, and Joe West, who has officiated the most games in major league history, were placed on the same crew for the penultimate series of the regular season as they prepare for their own retirements from baseball. After Thursday's Brewers-Cardinals game, West traveled to San Francisco to close out the regular season with Padres-Giants.


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