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Umpires

Fieldin Culbreth

Fieldin Culbreth, Crew Chief – 25

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 17 Years

CAREER: Became a member of the Major League staff in 1999...is a new crew chief for 2013...has worked the Division Series (2002, 04, 07-08, 12), League Championship Series (2000, 03, 06, 09-11), the 2008 and 2012 World Series and the 2006 All-Star Game in Pittsburgh...was assigned to the 2008 National League Division Series between the Brewers and Phillies...was on the crew that officiated the 2006 N.L. Championship Series...worked the game when Cal Ripken, Jr. recorded his 3,000th hit...previously umpired in the Gulf Coast League, South Atlantic League, Southern League, Pacific Coast League and International League.

PERSONAL: Born in March 1963 in South Carolina...resides in South Carolina...married Claire...has three children: Fieldin IV, Celina and Shannon...attended the University of North Carolina-Charlotte...majored in psychology...played baseball in college on a scholarship and was named to the Sunbelt's All-Conference Team as a pitcher and rightfielder...worked with the Call to Care program...does work on behalf of the charitable organization Umps Care (umpscare.com)...began umpiring in college after an arm injury...spends the off-season conducting speaking engagements...hobbies include fishing, golf and spending time with his family.

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