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Umpires

Angel Hernandez

Angel Hernandez – 55

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 23 Years

CAREER: Joined the Major League staff in 1993...has worked the All-Star Game (1999, 2009); Division Series (1997-98, 2002, 05, 09, 11-12, 15); League Championship Series (2000-01, 2003-04, 07, 10); and the World Series (2002, 05)...also worked both the Monterrey (Mexico) Season Opener in 1999 and the 2000 Opening Series in Tokyo...previously umpired in the Florida State League (1981-83), Carolina League (1984-85), Southern League (1986-87), American Association (1988-92) and Inter-Alliance in Venezuela (1991)...was one of the two Major League Umpires assigned to the March 22, 2016 exhibition game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban National Team at Estadio Latinoamericano in Havana...he and Laz Diaz worked with four Cuban umpires for the historic contest.

PERSONAL: Born in August 1961 in Havana, Cuba...resides in Florida...married to Mireya...has two children: Jennifer Marie and Melissa AmandaÂ…graduated from Hialeah High School in 1981...became interested in umpiring at the age of 14 in the Hialeah Khoury League, an organization founded by his father, who served the league from 1971-2001...received the key to the city of Hialeah, School Helping Hand Award at Binks Forest and various awards for helping out with youth programs...one of his proudest moments as a Major League umpire was working the 1999 All-Star Game in Boston...hobbies include boating, fishing, motorcycles, scuba diving, golfing and weightlifting...Angel served as chairman of the board for the Miracle League; he and his family played an integral role in coordinating the organization's annual gala and golf tournament...returned to Cuba for the first time in 54 years in a December 2015 trip with the Calling For Christ ministry...he is proud to have been baptized in the country where he was born, and he also spread his late father's ashes in his homeland.

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