Chris Guccione (umpire)
Guccione in 2012
|Born: June 24, 1974|
|April 25, 2000|
|Career highlights and awards|
Guccione has umpired in both the American League and National League since 2000, although he was not officially promoted to the full-time Major League staff until before the 2009 season. Guccione has 22 total years of professional umpiring experience, having worked in the Pioneer, Midwest, California, Texas and Pacific Coast leagues before reaching the MLB. He also officiated in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.
Guccione gained his first playoff experience in 2010, umpiring the 2010 American League Division Series between the New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins. He has worked a total of six Division Series (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), three League Championship Series (2012, 2017, 2018) and the 2016 World Series. According to an analysis done by the website FiveThirtyEight, he was the most accurate umpire in the major leagues in 2014 Major League Baseball season based on the number of unsuccessful manager challenges; 14 of his 15 calls that were challenged were upheld on video review.
Guccione was chosen as the right field umpire for the 2011 All-Star Game. He was also chosen as one of the umpires for the one-game American League Wild Card Game playoff between the Baltimore Orioles and the Texas Rangers on October 5, 2012, and again for the National League Championship Series held later that month.
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