Manuel Augusto González (born December 4, 1979) is a Major League Baseball umpire. Gonzalez made his major league umpiring debut on May 17, 2010, filling in for John Hirschbeck. He became the first Venezuelan Major League umpire in history.[1] He umpired in 11 games in 2010, and returned to the Majors in 2011, umpiring in 42 games before being hired to the full-time MLB staff in early 2013.[2][3] Gonzalez's first career ejection came on June 26, 2012, when Ike Davis was tossed for arguing a safe call at first base in Chicago.[4]

Manny Gonzalez
Manny Gonzalez 2012.jpg
Gonzalez in 2012
Born: (1979-12-04) December 4, 1979 (age 40)
Caracas, Venezuela
May 17, 2010
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  1. ^ ESPN story
  2. ^ Retrosheet
  3. ^ "MLB Hires Vic Carapazza, Porter, Gonzalez". Close Call Sports. Retrieved January 11, 2013.
  4. ^ "Ejection 080: Manny Gonzalez (1)". Close Call Sports and the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League. June 26, 2012.