Paul Schrieber

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This article is about the Major League Baseball umpire. For the pitcher with a similar name, see Paul Schreiber.
Paul Schrieber
Paul Schrieber 2011.jpg
Schrieber in 2011
Born (1966-06-30) June 30, 1966 (age 50)
Eugene, Oregon
Occupation Former Umpire
Years active 1997–1999 (AL), 2000–2015 (MLB)
Employer American League, Major League Baseball

Paul Warren Schrieber (born June 30, 1966) is an American former professional baseball umpire, who worked in Major League Baseball from 1997-2015. His first game was on June 6, 1997. He wore uniform number 43. He umpired the MLB All-Star Game in 2000 and 2015 and the Division Series in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2014.


Prior to his major league promotion, Schrieber umpired in the Northwest League (1990), California League (1991–92), Florida State League (1993), and the Southern League (1994–95). In his first major league game, he held an empty seat for his mother, who died from breast cancer.[1]

According to a report in The Hardball Times, Schrieber had one of the smallest strike zones during the 2011 season.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona and has two sons, Jack and Kevin. Schrieber is a second-generation professional umpire; his father umpired as high as Class AAA.[1]

Schrieber graduated from Canada Junior College and attended Portland State University.[1] Schrieber was a catcher on the baseball team at Portland State.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Major league profile
  2. ^ Weinstock, Josh (January 11, 2012). "Which umpire has the largest strike zone?". The Hardball Times. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Hines, Michael (July 12, 2007). "Blues with the clues". Eugene Register-Guard. Retrieved July 27, 2012. 

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