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Larry Eugene Young (born February 6, 1954) is a former umpire in Major League Baseball. After beginning his career in the American League in 1983, he worked throughout both leagues from 2000 until his retirement following the 2007 season. He wore uniform number 28.

Larry Young
Larry Young 2006.jpg
Young in 2006
Born (1954-02-06) February 6, 1954 (age 65)
OccupationFormer MLB umpire
Umpire supervisor
Years active1983–2007
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight225 lb (102 kg)



Young umpired in the World Series in 1996 and 2003, and also in the American League Championship Series in 1992, 1998 and 2002. He officiated in two All-Star Games (1991, 2003), and in six Division Series (1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004); he was crew chief for the 2004 ALDS between the Anaheim Angels and Boston Red Sox.

As of 2018, Young is a supervisor of MLB umpires.[1]

Notable gamesEdit

On April 16, 2001, Young was struck in the forehead by a thrown ball during an Arizona DiamondbacksSt. Louis Cardinals game. Young was taken to a hospital by ambulance and required fourteen stitches.[2] He returned to umpiring on May 1.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Young is a graduate of Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois. He is a member of the school's Alumni Hall of Fame.[4]

During an umpires' lockout in 1995, Young refereed a World Wrestling Federation (WWF) match between The Undertaker and King Kong Bundy at WrestleMania XI.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Umpire Executives". Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "Second base umpire struck in the face". The Nevada Daily Mail. April 18, 2001. Retrieved July 20, 2012.
  3. ^ "The 2001 ML Regular Season Umpiring Log for Larry Young". Retrosheet. Retrieved July 21, 2012.
  4. ^ "Alumni Hall of Fame". Rock Valley College Foundation. Retrieved July 21, 2012.

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