Randy marsh

This article is about the baseball umpire. For the South Park character, see Randy and Sharon Marsh.
Randy Marsh
Marsh on August 2, 2008.
Born (1949-04-08) April 8, 1949 (age 65)
Covington, Kentucky
Occupation Former MLB umpire
Height 6' 0"
Weight 220 lb.

Randall Gilbert Marsh (born April 8, 1949) is a former umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the National League from 1981 to 1999 and throughout both major leagues from 2000-2009. Marsh wore the uniform number 30. He umpired in the World Series in 1990, 1997, 1999, 2003 and 2006, serving as crew chief for the last three Series, and in the All-Star Game in 1985, 1988, 1996 and 2006, calling balls and strikes for the 1996 game. He is the tenth umpire in history to serve as crew chief for three World Series.

Major League Career

He has also officiated in eight League Championship Series (1989, 1992, 1995, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009) and in five Division Series (1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2006). He has been a crew chief since the 1998 season.

In May of 2008, Marsh underwent open-heart surgery. He returned to the field in August.

Marsh was the crew chief of Crew P for 2009, which included: Mike Winters, Alfonso Márquez, and Lance Barksdale.

Marsh is known for a comparatively small yet highly consistent strike zone, meaning he is among the most popular umpires for pitchers as well as hitters.

Marsh retired from umpiring following the 2009 season, and is now the Director Of Umpiring for Major League Baseball.

Marsh is a graduate of Covington Holmes High School and the University of Kentucky.

See also

Baseball portal

External links

  • Retrosheet
  • Major league profile
  • USA Today Q&A October 2008
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