11 Facts About Sam Holbrook


Samuel Woodford Holbrook was born on July 7,1965 and is an American umpire in Major League Baseball.

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Sam Holbrook made his MLB debut in 1996 and became a crew chief in 2017.

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Sam Holbrook began his umpiring career in the Appalachian League in 1990, followed by stints in the Midwest, Carolina, Texas, Eastern and International Leagues before making his Major League debut in June, 1996.

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Sam Holbrook has umpired in six Division Series, four League Championship Series, and three World Series.

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Sam Holbrook has a job, I have a job, I crossed the line, I owe up to it.

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Sam Holbrook ruled Jose Altuve beat Greinke to the bag on a close play, prompting Greinke to throw the ball into the ground in frustration.

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Sam Holbrook was the third base umpire when the Texas Rangers set the American League record for most runs scored in a game with 30 against the Baltimore Orioles on August 23,2007.

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Sam Holbrook was the second base umpire for Felix Hernandez's perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays on August 15,2012.

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Sam Holbrook was chosen as one of the umpires for the one-game Wild Card playoff between the Atlanta Braves and the St Louis Cardinals on October 5,2012, advancing to the 2012 American League Championship Series with the rest of the Wild Card umpires nearly one week later.

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Sam Holbrook was the home plate umpire for game 7 of the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians.

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Sam Holbrook had two children, Adam and Amy, with his first wife Susie.

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