MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 13.5 Years
CAREER: Joined the Major League staff in 1999...worked the Division Series (2001-02, 05-06, 11-12), the League Championship Series (2003, 08), the World Series (2006, 11) and the 2006 All-Star Game...worked the 2008 ALCS...attended the Brinkman Umpire School (1993)...was an instructor at the inaugural MLB Umpire Camps (MLBUC.com), held at MLB's Urban Youth Academy in Compton, California, in November 2006...had the most "squats" of any full-time Major League umpire in 2008 with 11,254...worked in the Arizona Fall League (1993), Arizona Instructional League (1993-97), Northwest League (1993), Midwest League (1994), California League (1995), Southern League (1996-97) and Pacific Coast League (1998-99).
PERSONAL: Born in April 1972 in Mexico...resides in Arizona...has three children: Alfonso Antonio, Makeyla Karen, and Cristian Larry...graduated from Fullerton High School...was the first-ever Mexican-born umpire to make it to the Major Leagues and received an award in Zacatecas for that accomplishment...started Fonzie's Kids - an organization that raises money and collects clothes and sporting equipment for kids in Mexico...inducted into the Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame in Monterrey (May 2001)...enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and riding motorcycles in the off-season...hobbies include going to the gym, golf and motorcycles...played Little League and high school baseball...became interested in umpiring during a Little League game at the age of 14.« Back to umpire roster
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