Ed Montague (umpire)

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Edward Michael Montague

Biographical Information[edit]

The son of former big league player Ed Montague, Ed Montague was a big league umpire from 1976 to 2009, finishing his career as a crew chief. He had also worked two National League games in 1974 as a fill-in before being added to the league's permanent staff two years later.

Montague began in the California League in 1972, then worked the Pacific Coast League from 1973 to 1975. The next year he moved up to the National League.

After his retirement, he became an umpiring supervisor for Major League Baseball, responsible for ensuring the quality of umpiring at the major league level. He had been highly respected, reflected in the fact he work six different World Series from 1986 2007. He also worked four All-Star Games, the last three - in 1990, 1998 and 2004 - as the home plate umpire.

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