Tag:Alfonso Marquez
Posted on: October 18, 2011 1:42 pm
 

Layne leads World Series umpires

Jerry LayneBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Jerry Layne will be behind the plate for Game 1 of the World Series, Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday.

Layne, who is the crew chief, will be working his first World Series since 2005. He'll be joined by Greg Gibson, Alfonso Marquez, Ron Kulpa, Ted Barrett and Gary Cederstrom. Gibson and Kulpa will be in their first World Series, while Marquez was in the 2006 World Series, Barrett 2007 and Cederstrom in 2005 on the crew with Layne.

For Game 1, Gibson ill be at first base, Marquez second, Kulpa third, Barrett in left field and Cederstrom in right

Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter has pitched just two games with Layne behind the plate, one in 2001 and another in 2006. In 2006, Carpenter allowed three unearned runs in six innings with Layne calling balls in strikes. Layne has been behind the plate for Wilson in just two relief appearances totaling 1 1/3 innings in 2006 and 2009.

All six of the umpires worked during the Division Series, with Barrett behind the plate in Game 5 of the Yankees-Tigers series and drawing some criticism for his strike zone. He'll be behind the plate for Game 5 of the World Series.

Kulpa is a native of St. Louis. Marquez was behind the plate for Game 2 of the 2006 World Series, a 3-1 Tigers victory over the Cardinals. Cederstrom was behind the plate for the classic Game 5 of the NLDS this season between the Cardinals and Phillies, with Carpenter outdueling Roy Halladay

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Posted on: June 29, 2010 10:28 am
 

Umpire out of hospital


Anyone who has visited Kansas City in the summer can appreciate the plight of umpire Alfonso Marquez.

The first base umpire in Monday's Royals-White Sox game left in the fifth inning after experiencing shortness of breath and was taken to a local hospital. Marquez has since been released from the hospital after being diagnosed with symptoms of heat distress.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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