Chadwick Jarrett Fairchild (born December 30, 1970) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. He wore number 75 until the 2014 season, when he changed to number 4 (formerly worn by Tim Tschida). He has worked in one All-Star Game (2013) and four Division Series (2011, 2012, 2015, 2018). In 2017, he worked the ALCS between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees and was the plate umpire for Game 1.
Fairchild in 2017
|Born: December 30, 1970|
|September 30, 2004|
|Career highlights and awards|
Fairchild has worked in both major leagues since umpiring his first game on September 30, 2004. He has umpired professionally since 1997, having worked in the Gulf Coast League, New York–Penn League, South Atlantic League, Florida State League, Southern League and International League before reaching the majors. He also officiated in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.
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