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Umpires

Chuck Meriwether

Chuck Meriwether – 14

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 17 Years

CAREER: Became a member of the Major League staff in 1993...has worked the Division Series (1998, 99, 2000, 01, 02, 04, 07), the 2003 NLCS, the 2006 ALCS, the World Series (2004, 07) and the All-Star Game (1996, 2002)...attended the Wendelstedt Umpire School in 1979...was on the crew that worked David Cone's perfect game (1999)...previously umpired in the Midwest League (1979), Eastern League (1980-81), Pacific Coast League (1982-85) and American Association (1986-92).

PERSONAL: Julius Edward Meriwether...born in June 1956 in Nashville, TN...resides in Tennessee...married to Curline...has two children: Jeremy is a recent graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, and Christopher is a student at Vanderbilt University...graduated from Father Ryan High School in 1974...received an A.A. from Martin Methodist College in 1976...graduated from Athens State College in 1978 with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education...works with the Children's Ministry and is a trustee at the Fifteenth Avenue Baptist Church...serves as a motivational speaker for youth and civic groups...played baseball through college (first baseman)...became interested in umpiring after seeing a print advertisement for an umpire school...hobbies include watching basketball and listening to jazz.

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