|39 – Paul Nauert|
Paul Nauert in 2013.
July 7, 1963 |
|MLB debut||May 19, 1995|
|Career highlights and awards|
Nauert previously worked the Appalachian League (1988), the Midwest League (1989–1990), the Florida Instructional League (1988–1990), the Southern League (1991–1992), and the International League (1993–1998). Nauert was the base umpire during the 27-inning, eight-hour-and-15-minute, Bluefield at Burlington game of June 24, 1988 that ended at 3:27 am on June 25.
He umpired his first National League game on May 19, 1995, and was one of 22 umpires whose resignations were accepted in 1999 (the resignations were part of a failed union negotiating strategy). On being rehired in 2002, Nauert became part of the Major League Baseball umpire staff. Nauert has worked the 2004 American League Division Series, the 2008 National League Division Series, the 2010 National League Division Series, the 2013 National League Division Series, the 2014 American League Division Series, and the 2016 National League Championship Series. He was a part of the crew that worked MLB China Series 2008, the first MLB games ever played in China, and worked in the 2008 Japan Opening Series. Nauert also worked the 2009 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
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