Alan Porter

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Alan Porter
Alan Porter 2011.jpg
Born (1977-12-18) December 18, 1977 (age 36)
Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania
Occupation MLB umpire
Height 5' 10" inches
Weight 190lb.

Alan Dwayne Porter Jr. (born December 18, 1977) is a Major League Baseball umpire. He umpired his first Major League game on April 5, 2010. He wears uniform number 64.

Umpiring career[edit]

Porter's Major League umpiring debut was in early 2010 and he umpired a total of 35 major league games that season. He returned in 2011 to officiate in 121 big league games.[1] Porter was hired to the full-time MLB staff in January of 2013.[2]

Injury[edit]

On August 15, 2010, Porter was forced to leave a Houston AstrosPittsburgh Pirates game in which he was serving as the home plate umpire after he was struck on the head by Carlos Lee's bat while Lee was following through with his swing.[3]

Personal[edit]

Porter is married to his wife Allison, and they have two sons Alan III (Trey) and Alexander.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alan Porter". Retrosheet.org. Retrieved November 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ "3 MLB Umps Hired, 3 Retired, 3 New Crew Chiefs". Close Call Sports. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  3. ^ McTaggart, Brian. "Umpire exits after being hit by backswing". MLB.com. Retrieved November 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Alan Porter". mlb.com. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 

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