Mark Carlson (umpire)
Carlson in 2013
|Born: July 11, 1969|
|June 11, 1999|
|Career highlights and awards|
Carlson began his career as a National League umpire in 1999, and has worked in both Major Leagues since 2000. Carlson had previously worked in the Pioneer, Midwest, Florida State, Southern, International, and Arizona Fall leagues before reaching the MLB. Carlson has umpired the Division Series (2005, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2015), League Championship Series (2013, 2014, 2017, 2018) and World Series (2015).
Carlson was involved in baseball throughout his childhood. He has one brother, Michael, who died in 2004. Carlson attended Joliet West High School and Parkland College, where he played catcher. He also served in the United States Marine Corps and served as a board member for UMPS Care Charities before founding the Mark Carlson's Care children's charity. He resides in Illinois with his wife and two daughters.
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