- Rick Reed (umpire)
Rick Alan Reed (born
March 3 1950in Detroit, Michigan) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. He joined the American Leaguestaff in 1983, and has worked throughout both major leagues since 2000. He was named a crew chief in 1999. Reed wears uniform number 23.
His professional umpiring career began in the
Appalachian Leaguein 1973. Reed earned a B.A. in business administration from Eastern Michigan Universitywhile umpiring in the Appalachian League. He advanced through the minors to the International Leaguefor the 1978 season. He earned a spot on the AL staff in 1983.
He has worked in 7 postseasons, including the
1991 World Series; the American League Championship Seriesin 1989, 1995, and 1999 (serving as crew chief); and the Division Seriesin 1997, 2000, and 2001. He worked the All-Star Game in 1986 and 1998. He became a crew chief in 1999.
Reed is a part-time actor in the offseason, including an appearance as the umpire in "For Love of the Game" starring
For the 2007 season, Reed's crew includes
Tim Timmons, Chuck Meriwetherand Alfonso Márquez.
* [http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/official_info/umpires/bio.jsp?id=2871 Major league profile]
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