Angel Campos

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Angel Campos
Angel Campos 2009.jpg
Campos in 2009
Born (1973-08-22) August 22, 1973 (age 43)
Montclair, California
Occupation MLB umpire
Height 5' 9"
Weight 190 lb (86 kg)

Angel Hernandez Campos (born August 22, 1973) is a former umpire in Major League Baseball (MLB). He umpired his first major league game on May 3, 2007. He was released after the 2014 season.

Umpiring career[edit]

Angel Campos began his professional umpiring career in the minor leagues in 2000.[1] He umpired his first MLB game on May 3, 2007.[2]

Controversy[edit]

In May 2011, Campos ejected Kansas City Royals catcher Matt Treanor from a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Although the two were exchanging words,[3] Treanor was not facing Campos at the time he was thrown out.[4] Royals manager Ned Yost, who was also ejected, was later quoted as saying, "Nobody in the park knew that they were arguing. Nobody. And to eject the guy under those circumstances isn't right."[5]

Again, on August 16, 2012, Campos ejected Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, who was in the dugout, in the second inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates and in the same inning, Dodger Manager Don Mattingly. Dodgers players admitted to arguing with Campos concerning the strike zone in earlier innings. After a called strike from Pirates pitcher AJ Burnett was contested, Campos said that he had had enough but moments later, Kemp yelled to teammate Andre Ethier "let's go, Dre," and was subsequently removed from the game.[6]

Campos was the second base umpire when San Francisco Giants pitcher Jonathan Sánchez no-hit the San Diego Padres on July 10, 2009.[7]

Campos was also at second base on June 13, 2012 when Giants pitcher Matt Cain threw a perfect game against the Houston Astros.[8]

Health problem[edit]

In September 2010, Campos became ill while a rain delay postponed the start of a regular season game between the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians. He was taken to a Cleveland hospital and underwent an emergency appendectomy.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Umpire Angel Campos has emergency appendectomy". USAToday.com. September 12, 2010. Retrieved February 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Angel Campos". Retrosheet. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Thorn, Cody. "Yost, Treaner ejected in defeat". St. Joseph News-Press. Retrieved 30 April 2012. [dead link]
  4. ^ Paylor, Terez A. "Royals rally, then unravel, in 9-8 loss to Cardinals in 10 innings". The Kansas City Star. KansasCity.com. Archived from the original on May 23, 2011. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Kaegel, Dick (22 May 2011). "Yost, Treanor ejected during seventh inning". MLB.com. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Rosecrns, C. Trent (16 August 2012). "Don Mattingly calls Matt Kemp's ejection 'unacceptable'". Eye on Baseball Blog. CBSSports.com. Archived from the original on 18 January 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Sanchez makes most of opportunity, throws no-hitter in front of father". ESPN.Go.com. 10 July 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Matt Cain throws perfect game, strikes out 14 as Giants drub Astros". ESPN.Go.com. Associated Press. 13 June 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2012.