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APNewsBreak: Longtime MLB umpire Tim Welke calls it a career

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Major League Baseball umpire Tim Welke is calling it a career after 33 seasons. Welke told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he had one knee replacement surgery in January and would have another in June. The 58-year-old Welke worked the World Series four times and was the plate umpire for last year's All-Star Game. Welke handled more than 4,200 games in...
Via Associated Press
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Major League Baseball announces umpires for All-Star Game

NEW YORK (AP) Tim Welke will be the home plate umpire for next week's All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. Welke, in his 32nd season in the major leagues, will also serve as the crew chief in the July 14 game. Major League Baseball announced the umpires on Wednesday. Welke also worked the All-Star games in 1990 and 2005. Jerry Meals (first base), Paul Schrieber...
Via Associated Press
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Ump tosses Braves fan for profane heckling of Nationals' Harper

Umpire Tim Welke heard a foul-mouthed fan heckling Bryce Harper and decided it was time for the man to go. Welke took off his mask, pointed to the fan and ejected him from Turner Field in Atlanta during Tuesday night's game between the Washington Nationals and Braves. ''There's no place for that,'' Welke told The Associated Press on Wednesday. ''Forget that it was directed at that...
Via Associated Press
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Fan heckling Harper in Atlanta ejected by umpire

Umpire Tim Welke heard a foul-mouthed fan heckling Bryce Harper and decided it was time for the man to go. Welke took off his mask, pointed to the fan and ejected him from Turner Field in Atlanta during Tuesday night's game between the Washington Nationals and Braves. Welke told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he saw the fan come down to the backstop and start shouting in...
Via Associated Press
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig called out by umpire Tim Welke after leaning toward second

Yasiel Puig has already made some boneheaded decisions on the base paths during his young career. The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder was benched by Don Mattingly last season after he chose not to slide into second. Bad baserunning is also one of the reasons Mattingly was reportedly frustrated with Puig during spring training. But on […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

What You Need to Know: A Busy Thursday in Baseball by Daniel Rathman

Tim Welke`s bad day, Yasiel Puig`s hot streak, head-first slides, and other Thursday topics, plus what to watch this weekend.
Via Baseball Prospectus
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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