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Timothy Forbes Timmons (born December 30, 1967) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked throughout both leagues since 2000 after debuting in the National League as a substitute in late 1999. He wears number 95.[1][2]

Tim Timmons
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Timmons in 2012
Born: (1967-12-30) December 30, 1967 (age 51)
Columbus, Ohio
September 3, 1999
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Early lifeEdit

Tim Timmons was born in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Our Lady of Peace Grade School in 1982 and went onto graduate from Bishop Watterson High School in 1986. Timmons played baseball at Muskingum College and then transferred to Ohio State University. He worked as a chef at a country club before attending umpire school.[3]


Timmons umpired in the New York–Penn League, South Atlantic League, Carolina League, Southern League, and International League before becoming a Major League umpire.[2] Prior to his promotion to the major leagues, Timmons served as head of the minor league umpires' union. He served as a major league reserve umpire before he was called up to the majors on a full-time basis in 2001. Timmons was promoted to replace Al Clark, who lost his job related to improper use of plane tickets.[4]

Timmons served as a left field umpire for the 2009 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, and third base umpire for the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, and has also worked the 2005 and 2009 National League Division Series.[2][5]

Timmons was behind the plate for Randy Johnson's 300th career win in Washington DC on June 4, 2009.[6]

Timmons was the home plate umpire when Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels hit his 600th career home run against the Minnesota Twins on June 3, 2017. [7]

Timmons was selected to umpire in the 2018 MLB World Series, and was behind the plate for Game One.

Personal lifeEdit

Timmons resides in Ohio with his wife and three children.[2] His father Jack umpired in college baseball.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Tim Timmons". Retrosheet. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  2. ^ a b c d "Tim Timmons - 95". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  3. ^ a b Hulkenberg, John (November 20, 2003). "Between the Lines". German Village Gazette. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
  4. ^ "Minor union head moves to majors". Record-Journal. July 31, 2001. Retrieved January 15, 2013.
  5. ^ "Big night for ump, too". 2009-07-15. Retrieved 2009-07-16.
  6. ^ San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals Box Score, June 4, 2009 Baseball 11 August 2017
  7. ^,lock_state=final,game_tab=box,game=490935

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