Chris Conroy

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Conroy in 2014
Born (1974-07-22) July 22, 1974 (age 42)
North Adams, Massachusetts
MLB debut September 29, 2010
Umpiring crew
Crew members
Career highlights and awards

Christopher Patrick Conroy (born July 22, 1974) is a Major League Baseball (MLB) umpire. He made his MLB debut on September 29, 2010.[1] His uniform number is 98.[2] Conroy was officially promoted to the full-time staff of MLB umpires on June 14, 2013, replacing Brian Runge.[3] At the time of his appointment, Conroy had worked 165 games at the Major League level.[4]


Conroy was the first base umpire on August 24, 2012, when Adrián Beltré of the Texas Rangers hit for the cycle against the Minnesota Twins.[5]

He was the first base umpire on September 28, 2012, when Homer Bailey of the Cincinnati Reds no-hit the Pittsburgh Pirates.[6]

Conroy served as one of three MLB umpire representatives for the November 2014 MLB Japan All-Star Series.[7]

On September 3, 2015 in a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres, Conroy failed to invoke the neighborhood play,[8] ruling Justin Upton safe at second in the sixth inning and subsequently drew the ire of Dodgers manager Don Mattingly.[9][10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Chris Conroy Retrieved 1 July 2012
  2. ^ Umpires:Roster Retrieved 1 July 2012
  3. ^ [1] Chris Conroy appointed to Umpiring Staff. Retrieved 15 June 2013
  4. ^ MLB Promotes Chris Conroy to Umpiring Staff. Close Call Sports and the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League. June 14, 2013.
  5. ^ Rangers' Matt Harrison wins 15th; Adrian Beltre hits for cycle Retrieved 28 August 2012
  6. ^ "Reds' Homer Bailey throws no-hitter against Pirates". ESPN. Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  7. ^ Imber, Gil (November 11, 2014). "Roster: 2014 MLB Japan All-Star Series". Close Call Sports & Umpire Ejection Fantasy League. 
  8. ^ Perry, Dayn (September 4, 2015). "Justin Upton is safe, but even Justin Upton thinks Justin Upton is out". CBS Sports. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  9. ^ Denomme, Ian (September 4, 2015). "Controversial call on neighborhood play prompts Dodgers collapse". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  10. ^ Hernandez, Dylan (September 3, 2015). "Dodgers' Mat Latos encounters early trouble; rotation spot in jeopardy". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 8, 2015.