Alfonso Márquez

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72 – Alfonso Márquez
Alfonso Marquez 2011.jpg
Márquez in 2011
Born (1972-04-12) April 12, 1972 (age 45)
Zacatecas, Zac., Mexico
MLB debut August 13, 1999
Umpiring crew
16
Crew members
Career highlights and awards

Alfonso Márquez (born April 12, 1972) is an umpire in Major League Baseball (MLB) who worked in the National League in 1999 and has worked throughout both major leagues since 2000.[1] He wears uniform number 72.[2]

Early years[edit]

Márquez graduated from Fullerton Union High School in Orange County, California, in 1990.[2]

Prior to working in MLB, Márquez umpired in the Arizona Fall League, Arizona Instructional League, Northwest League, Midwest League, California League, Southern League, and Pacific Coast League.[2]

MLB career[edit]

Márquez worked his first MLB game on August 13, 1999, as the home plate umpire in the second game of a doubleheader between the Montreal Expos and Colorado Rockies.[3] He was the first Mexican-born umpire in major league history.[2] He worked 30 MLB games in his first season, and became a full-time MLB umpire in 2000; through the end of the 2016 season, he has umpired 2111 regular season MLB games and has issued 56 ejections.[1]

Notable games[edit]

Márquez has officiated three World Series (2006, 2011, 2015), four League Championship Series (2003, 2008, 2013, 2016), and six Division Series (2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2015), as well as the 2006 All-Star Game.[1]

Márquez was at second base on August 7, 2004, for Greg Maddux's 300th win.[4]

On July 2, 2011, Márquez ejected both Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell and pitcher Jon Rauch.[5] In the top of the 9th inning, with the Blue Jays down a run, Shane Victorino of the Philadelphia Phillies singled, driving in Chase Utley, who was called safe at home by Márquez; Rauch was ejected for arguing the call, and Farrell was ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct.[6] This incident gained some notoriety because of the size of Rauch and his anger towards Márquez. Rauch, at a height of 6 feet 11 inches (2.11 m) and weighing well over 250 pounds (110 kg), had to be restrained by catcher J. P. Arencibia, Farrell, and third base coach Brian Butterfield. In the process, Rauch's jersey was ripped off and Farrell's jaw was dislocated by Rauch.[7][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Alfonso Marquez". Retrosheet.org. Retrosheet. Retrieved 2011-09-06. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Alfonso Marquez 72". MLB.com. Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2011-09-06. 
  3. ^ "The 1999 NL Regular Season Umpiring Log for Alfonso Marquez". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 27, 2017. 
  4. ^ Maddux first NL pitcher to 300 since Carlton ESPN.com. Retrieved 14 June 2012
  5. ^ "Philadelphia Phillies 5, Toronto Blue Jays 3". Retrosheet. July 2, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Ejections: Alfonso Marquez (3, 4)". closecallsports.com. 2011-07-02. Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  7. ^ "John Farrell had his jaw knocked out of place by Jon Rauch". Hardballtalk.nbcsports.com. NBC. 2011-07-05. Retrieved 2011-09-06. 
  8. ^ "2011/07/02 Rauch, Farrell get tossed". MLBGlobal11. July 2, 2011. Retrieved September 27, 2017 – via YouTube. 

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