Umpire Profile and Ejection Statistics
2012 Crew: --
Crew Chief: No
2011 Ejections: 2 (33rd)
Ejection History: 3 (2005), 0 (2006), 3 (2007), 3 (2008), 4 (2009), 2 (2010), 2 (2011)
Michael Ryan DiMuro (born October 12, 1967 in Dunkirk, New York) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. He currently resides in Colorado, is married and has three children: Megan, Cross and Michael. DiMuro graduated from the University of San Diego with a B.A. in Communications im 1990. He is a FAA licensed Commercial Pilot.
In 1997, DiMuro became the first American umpire to work in Japanese baseball, officiating in the Central League in an experiment designed to introduce American umpiring standards. However, DiMuro was stunned by the casual acceptance of abuse toward umpires; after he ejected Chunichi Dragons hitter Yasuaki Taiho from a game for arguing balls and strikes, players swarmed him in protest, and Taiho shoved him in the chest. Other than the ejection, there were no penalties assessed to Taiho, and after consulting with officials of both the Central League and the American League, DiMuro resigned and returned to the U.S.
He is the co-founder of the Blue for Kids ML Umpires charity and the author of the Umps Care Blog at www.umpscareblog.com.
Division Series: 2000, 2010
Champion Series: --
World Series: --
Biography Attribution: Wikipedia