Adrian Johnson (umpire)

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80 – Adrian Johnson
Adrian Johnson 2011.jpg
Born (1975-05-25) May 25, 1975 (age 41)
Houston, Texas
MLB debut April 19, 2006
Umpiring crew
Crew members
Career highlights and awards

Adrian Andre Johnson (born May 25, 1975) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. He wears uniform number 80.


Born in Houston – where he still resides – Johnson worked in the Gulf Coast League, Pioneer League, South Atlantic League, Florida State League, Eastern League and International League before being called up to the MLB in 2006.[1][2] He also officiated in the 2006 World Baseball Classic. Johnson was named to the full-time Major League staff prior to the 2010 season.

Notable Games[edit]

Johnson was the home plate umpire for Edwin Jackson's no-hitter on June 25, 2010.[1]

He was the home plate umpire when the New York Yankees hit a record three grand slams against the Oakland Athletics on August 25, 2011.

He was at third base on June 1, 2012 when Johan Santana no-hit the St. Louis Cardinals,[3] making a controversial "foul ball" ruling over a hard ground ball hit by Carlos Beltrán in the sixth inning [4]

On July 2, 2013, Johnson was the home plate umpire when Homer Bailey of the Cincinnati Reds pitched a no-hitter against the San Francisco Giants at Great American Ballpark.[5]

Johnson served as the left field umpire in the 2016 MLB All-Star Game in San Diego.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Adrian Johnson - 80". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  2. ^ "Adrian Johnson". Retrosheet. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  3. ^ Boxscore: St. Louis vs. NY Mets - June 1, 2012 Retrieved 1 June 2012
  4. ^ Langosch, Jenifer. Disputed call aids Santana's historic feat Retrieved 2 June 2012
  5. ^ "Reds' Homer Bailey throws his 2nd no-hitter in last 10 months". Associated Press. Retrieved July 5, 2013. 

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