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Paul Emmel

50 – Paul Emmel
Emmel in 2012
Born (1968-05-02) May 2, 1968
Midland, Michigan
MLB debut July 31, 1999
Umpiring crew
Crew members
Career highlights and awards

Paul Lewis Emmel (born May 2, 1968) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. Since 1999, he has worked in the National League and throughout both major leagues since 2000. Emmel has umpired two All-Star Games (2002, 2013); two Wild Card Games (2014, 2015); eight Division Series (2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013); three League Championship Series (2007, 2014, 2015); and the 2013 World Series. He wears #50 on his uniform.


  • Career 1
    • Controversies 1.1
    • Notable games 1.2
  • Personal 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Prior to reaching the major leagues in 1999, Emmel worked in the New York-Penn League (1992–1993), South Atlantic League (1994), California League (1995), Florida State League (1996), Eastern League (1996–1997), and International League (1998).


Emmel ejected Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox from Game 2 of the 2010 NLDS for disputing an out call on the grounds that San Francisco Giants first baseman Aubrey Huff had come off of first base.[1]

Notable games

Emmel was the second base umpire when Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander threw a no-hitter at Comerica Park against the Milwaukee Brewers on June 12, 2007.[2] Five days prior to Verlander's no-hitter, Emmel was also at second base in a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics in which Boston pitcher Curt Schilling had a no-hitter until Shannon Stewart broke up the no-hitter with a single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.[3]

On May 8, 2012, Emmel was the plate umpire for Josh Hamilton's four-homer game.[4]


Emmel is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a B.A. in finance (1991).

See also


  1. ^ Bobby Cox tossed in 2nd inning Retrieved August 4, 2012.
  2. ^ Verlander fans 12 in first Tigers no-hitter since '84 Retrieved 24 July 2012
  3. ^ Stewart breaks up Schilling no-hitter with 2 outs in 9th Retrieved 24 July 2012
  4. ^ "Josh Hamilton hits 4 two-run HRs as Rangers bury O's". Retrieved 8 May 2012. 

External links

  • Major league profile
  • Retrosheet
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