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Umpires

Manny Gonzalez

Manny Gonzalez – 79

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 2 Years

CAREER: Joined the Major League staff for the 2013 season...worked 175 games as a call-up umpire since 2010 before being promoted to the Major League Staff...has worked Major League Spring Training since 2010...first Major League game was on May 17, 2010 (D-backs at Marlins); working third base, he became the first Venezuelan umpire to work a regular season game in Major League history...he is now the first full-time Major League Umpire ever from Venezuela...started umpiring when he was 16, working the Professional Venezuelan Winter League in 1996...was a Minor League umpire from 2002-2012...worked the Gulf Coast League (2002), New York-Penn League (2003), South Atlantic League (2002), Florida State League (2005), Texas League (2006), Southern League (2007) and International League (2008-2012)...has worked 17 seasons at various levels in Venezuela and 10 Caribbean World Series.

PERSONAL: Born in December 1979 in Caracas, Venezuela...resides in Florida...graduated from Luis A. Colomine High School in Valencia, Venezuela and also attended the University of Carabobo's Engineering School...earned a scholarship to enroll in The Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring in 2001...happily married to wife Lenna Andreina and they have a daughter name Lenna Valentina...he is the son of Manuel and Elena and the younger brother of Kateryn and Kebty.

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