Steve Rippley

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Steve Rippley
Born Thomas Steven Rippley
(1954-05-02) May 2, 1954 (age 60)
St. Petersburg, Florida
Occupation Umpire
Years active 1983-2003
Employer National League, Major League Baseball

Thomas Steven "Steve" Rippley (born May 2, 1954 in St. Petersburg, Florida) is a former professional baseball umpire. He worked in the National League from 1983 to 1999, and throughout both major leagues from 2000 to 2003. Rippley wore uniform number 27 through his NL career, but changed to number 3 when the umpiring staffs were merged in 2000.

Rippley umpired 2,514 regular season major league games in his 21 year career. He umpired in four division series (1996, 1997, 2001, and 2002), three League Championship series (1992, 1998, and 2000), three World Series (1996, 1999, and 2001 (crew chief)), and the 1990 All-Star Game.[1]

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