Will Little

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Will Little
Hanley Ramirez, Will Little (17071023637).jpg
Little talking with Hanley Ramírez in 2015.
Born: (1984-03-02) March 2, 1984 (age 35)
Fall Branch, Tennessee
debut
June 24, 2013
Crew Information
Umpiring crew3
Crew members
Career highlights and awards
Special Assignments

William Max Little III (born March 2, 1984) is a Major League Baseball umpire. He was promoted to a full-time position in February 2015.[1] He attended Science Hill High School in Johnson City, Tennessee, then studied biology at Milligan College, where he continued playing baseball.[2]

Little worked his first postseason assignment in 2016, working in the 2016 American League Wild Card Game.

Little was the first base umpire when Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels hit his 600th career home run against the Minnesota Twins on June 3, 2017.[3]

For the 2018 regular season he was found to be a Top 10 performing home plate umpire in terms of accuracy in calling balls and strikes. His error rate was 7.66 percent. This was based on a study conducted at Boston University where 372,442 pitches were culled and analyzed. [4]

He wears #93.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Umpire Tim McClelland retires, MLB hires 3 umps full time". ESPN.com. Associated Press. February 20, 2015. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  2. ^ Williams, Trey (February 28, 2015). "Little born to be major-league umpire". Johnson City Press. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  3. ^ https://www.mlb.com/gameday/twins-vs-angels/2017/06/03/490935#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=box,game=490935
  4. ^ "MLB Umpires Missed 34,294 Ball-Strike Calls in 2018. Bring on Robo-umps?". BU Today. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  5. ^ https://www.mlb.com/official-information/umpires/bios

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