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Gary Cederstrom : biography

October 4, 1955 -

Gary L. Cederstrom (born October 4, 1955) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the American League from 1989 to 1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000. He has worn number 38 throughout his career, and was promoted to crew chief for the 2008 season.


He has umpired in two World Series (2005 and 2011), as well as in the 2003 All-Star Game and in four American League Championship Series: (2001, 2006, 2007, 2012). He has also officiated in five Division Series (2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2011).

Notable games

Cederstrom was the third base umpire when Rickey Henderson stole third to break Lou Brock's career record.Goldblatt, Andrew. Retrieved 15 June 2012

He was the first base umpire when Eddie Murray collected his 3000th hit. Baseball Retrieved 15 June 2012 He was also the third base umpire when Derek Jeter got his 2,721st career hit to tie Lou Gehrig for most hits as a Yankee. Retrieved 15 June 2012 He was at second base when Jeter got his 3,000 career hit. Retrieved 15 June 2012

Cederstrom was at third base for Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Garza's no hitter against the Detroit Tigers on July 26, . Retrieved 27 July 2012 Cederstrom was behind the plate on June 1, 2012, when Johan Santana threw a no-hitter against St. Louis. Retrieved 1 June 2012

He was the home plate umpire for Game 6 of the 2011 World Series. Retrieved 15 June 2012

He was chosen as one of the umpires for the one-game Wild Card playoff between the Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals on October 5, 2012.. Retrieved October 5, 2012.


Cederstrom's hometown is Minot, ND. He received a B.S. in Education from Minot State College, where he lettered in baseball.

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