Chuck Meriwether

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Julius Edward Meriwether

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Biographical Information[edit]

Chuck Meriwether was a first baseman in college. After he graduated, he became an umpire. He was in the 1979 Midwest League, 1980-1981 Eastern League, 1982-1985 Pacific Coast League and 1986-1992 American Association.

He appeared in a major league game for the first time in the American League in 1987 and gradually worked more games each year before becoming a full-time major league umpire in 1992. He was confirmed as a permanent member of the AL staff in 1993. He worked the 1996 All-Star Game, 2002 All-Star Game, 2003 NLCS, 2004 World Series, 2006 ALCS and 2007 World Series. He retired after the 2009 season, having worked over 2,500 games. He then served as an umpire supervisor for the next 9 years until his death from cancer at the age of 63 which came on the same day that Game 4 of the 2019 World Series took place.

Source: 2009 MLB Umpire Media Guide

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