Phil Cuzzi

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Philip Cuzzi

  • Height 5' 10", Weight 200 lbs.

Biographical Information[edit]

Phil Cuzzi began umpiring in the New York-Penn League in 1985, then moved to the South Atlantic League in 1986. He umpired his first major league game in 1991 in the National League, serving as a part-time major league umpire from 1991 to 1993. He returned to the major league staff to stay in 1999.

Cuzzi was the home plate umpire when Bud Smith pitched a no-hitter on September 3, 2001.

  • Career Span 1991-1993, 1999-present
  • Wild Card Game 2013
  • Division Series 2003, 2004, 2009, 2012, 2015
  • League Championship Series 2005, 2014
  • World Series None
  • All Star Games 2008

"People only know to hate us. We are a misunderstood group. People don't really know us, but to know us is to love us." - Phil Cuzzi

Further Reading[edit]

  • Tom Larwin et. al.: "Observations of Umpires at Work", in The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Volume 40, Number 1 (Spring 2011), pp. 77-87.

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