Thursday, May 31, 2007

Who is Ed Montegue?, here's some bio info and listen to our show 44!

Philly Sports Talk Now's own Jim Dogg Mulry had the pleasure of chatting with Ed at an Atlantic City Surf game the other night, listen to our show # 44 to hear about it. Ed was cheering on his son who plays for the Atlantic City Surf.

Ed Montague #11

Major League Service Time: 30 Years
CAREER: Became a member of the Major League staff in 1976...has worked the All-Star Game (1982, 90, 98. 2004), Division Series (1981, 95, 2000, 03-05), League Championship Series (1979, 84, 87, 92, 96, 99, 2001, 02) and World Series (1986, 91, 97, 2000, 04)...was the first base umpire when Pete Rose singled to break Ty Cobb's all-time hit record in Cincinnati (1985)...umpired in the California League (1972), Arizona Instructional League (1972-73) and Pacific Coast League (1973-75).
PERSONAL: Edward Michael Montague...born on November 3, 1948 in San Francisco, CA...currently resides in San Mateo, CA...married Marcia Simmons (10/14/78)...has three children: Eddie (3/23/80), Brooke (5/3/83) and Brett (8/12/89)...attended San Francisco City College...served in the U.S. Navy from 1969-73...worked for the Disabled American Veterans for 10 years...his father, Ed Sr., played for the Cleveland Indians from 1928-33 and was later a scout for the New York/San Francisco Giants, where he was credited with the signing of Willie Mays...attended his first Major League game on Opening Day at Seals Stadium in 1958...played semi-pro baseball in the San Francisco of his proudest moments as a Major League umpire was working behind the plate in Game Seven of the 1997 World Series...hobbies include astronomy, magic and playing the guitar...has a yellow Lab named Mudge.

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