Paul Emmel

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Paul Emmel
Paul Emmel 2012.jpg
Emmel in 2012
Born(1968-05-02) May 2, 1968 (age 46)
Midland, Michigan
OccupationMLB umpire
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lb
 
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Paul Emmel
Paul Emmel 2012.jpg
Emmel in 2012
Born(1968-05-02) May 2, 1968 (age 46)
Midland, Michigan
OccupationMLB umpire
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lb

Paul Lewis Emmel (born May 2, 1968) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. Since 1999, he has worked in the National League and throughout both major leagues since 2000. Emmel has umpired two All-Star Games (2002, 2013); eight Division Series (2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013); the 2007 American League Championship Series; and the 2013 World Series. He wears #50 on his uniform.

Career[edit]

Prior to reaching the major leagues in 1999, Emmel worked in the New York-Penn League (1992–1993), South Atlantic League (1994), California League (1995), Florida State League (1996), Eastern League (1996–1997), and International League (1998).

Controversies[edit]

Emmel ejected Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox from Game 2 of the 2010 NLDS for disputing an out call on the grounds that San Francisco Giants first baseman Aubrey Huff had come off of first base.[1]

Notable games[edit]

Emmel was the second base umpire when Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander threw a no-hitter at Comerica Park against the Milwaukee Brewers on June 12, 2007.[2] Five days prior to Verlander's no-hitter, Emmel was also at second base in a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics in which Boston pitcher Curt Schilling had a no-hitter until Shannon Stewart broke up the no-hitter with a single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.[3]

On May 8, 2012, Emmel was the plate umpire for Josh Hamilton's four-homer game.[4]

Personal[edit]

Emmel is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a B.A. in finance (1991).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bobby Cox tossed in 2nd inning ESPN.com. Retrieved August 4, 2012.
  2. ^ Verlander fans 12 in first Tigers no-hitter since '84 ESPN.com. Retrieved 24 July 2012
  3. ^ Stewart breaks up Schilling no-hitter with 2 outs in 9th ESPN.com. Retrieved 24 July 2012
  4. ^ "Josh Hamilton hits 4 two-run HRs as Rangers bury O's". ESPN.com. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 

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