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
5
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.

Career[edit]

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]

References[edit]

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

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