Calling the Plays All in a Day's Work for MLB Umpire

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mike DiMuro ’90 might be the most influential person you’ve never heard of. That said, his decisions affect thousands, and each is done in public. Welcome to the world of a Major League Baseball umpire.

Since June 1999, DiMuro has been living his dream job, a choice that was heavily influenced by his late father, Lou, an American League umpire from 1963-82. “I grew up around it so, for me, my heroes were the umpires,” said DiMuro during a recent visit to campus. “I love the anonymity. You go out, work hard and do a good job.”

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