September 8, 1972
Los Angeles, California
Armendariz graduated from the Harry Wendelstedt Professional Baseball Umpire School in 1995. From 1995 through the 1998 season, Armendariz umpired in Rookie League and Class A minor league baseball. In 1999, he was promoted to the AA Texas League. The following year he advanced to the AAA Pacific Coast League, where he umpired through 2007. He spent 2008 and 2009 in the Chinese Professional Baseball League.
Outside of the regular season, Armendariz worked in the MLB Arizona Fall League from 2000 to 2004. He also umpired in the 2006 World Baseball Classic and completed three stints in Latin American winter baseball leagues.
As a reserve umpire in 2004, Armendariz worked at first base for Greg Maddux's 299th career win on July 27.
Return from China
- "MIB Umpire Camps: Ramon Armendariz". Retrieved June 23, 2012.
- "Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers Boxscore: July 27, 2004". ESPN. Retrieved June 23, 2012.
- "Santa Monica Vikings Baseball". Retrieved June 23, 2012.
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