December 18, 1977 |
Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania
|Height||5' 10" inches|
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. Porter was hired to the full-time MLB staff in January of 2013.
On August 15, 2010, Porter was forced to leave a Houston Astros – Pittsburgh 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.
Porter is married to his wife Allison, and they have two sons Alan III (Trey) and Alexander.
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