Chad Fairchild

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Chad Fairchild
Chad Fairchild 2011.jpg
Fairchild in 2011.
Born (1970-12-30) December 30, 1970 (age 43)
Sandusky, Ohio
Occupation MLB umpire
Height 6' 3"
Weight 200 lbs

Chadwick Jarrett Fairchild (born December 30, 1970) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. He wore number 75 until the 2014 season, when he changed to number 4 (formerly worn by Tim Tschida).[1][2] He has worked in one All-Star Game (2013) and two Division Series (2011, 2012).


Fairchild has worked in both major leagues since umpiring his first game on September 30, 2004.[1] He has umpired professionally for 13 years, having worked in the Gulf Coast League, New York-Penn League, South Atlantic League, Florida State League, Southern League and International League before reaching the majors.[2] He has worked spring training games since 2004, and umpired the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006.

Fairchild was listed by The Hardball Times as having one of the smallest strike zones in the 2011 season.[3]


Fairchild lives in Florida, and has one son.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Chad Fairchild". Retrosheet. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  2. ^ a b c "Chad Fairchild - 75". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  3. ^ Weinstock, Josh (January 11, 2012). "Which umpire has the largest strike zone?". Retrieved 23 June 2012. 

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