Vic Carapazza

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Vic Carapazza
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Born Victor Joseph Carapazza
(1979-07-06) July 6, 1979 (age 35)
Port Jefferson, New York
Ethnicity Italian
Years active 2010-present
Employer Major League Baseball
Known for Umpire

Victor Joseph Carapazza (born July 6, 1979) is a Major League Baseball umpire.


Carapazza was born in Port Jefferson, New York.[1] He made his major league umpiring debut on April 9, 2010 in St. Petersburg, Florida as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the New York Yankees 9-3. He worked third base in that game.[2] He umpired in 29 games in 2010, and returned in 2011, umpiring in 133 games.[3]

Carapazza was hired to the full-time Major League staff in early January 2013.[4] He is the son-in-law of former American League umpire Rich Garcia.[5] He served as the right-field umpire during the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, marking his first such assignment. Carapazza also umpired in the 2014 National League Division Series, in Game 2 he ejected Washington Nationals second baseman Asdrúbal Cabrera and manager Matt Williams in the 10th inning for arguing balls and strikes.

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  1. ^ "Vic Carapazza". Baseball-Reference.Com. Retrieved October 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ April 9, 2010, Yankees at Rays, Retrosheet
  3. ^ "Vic Carapazza". Retrieved November 12, 2011. 
  4. ^ "MLB Hires Vic Carapazza, Porter, Gonzalez". Close Call Sports. Retrieved January 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ "UEFL Profile of MLB Umpire: Vic Carapazza." Close Call Sports and the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League. March 13, 2013.

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