Joliet native and MLB umpire Mark Carlson will be working this year’s World Series between the LA Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays!
This will be Carlson’s second time officiating in the Fall Classic in his 21 years as an ump in the majors, the first back in 2015 when the Royals beat the Mets 4-1.
Carlson will be the Right Field umpire for game one. He is scheduled to call balls and strikes in/when there is a game seven.
Carlson is a graduate of Joliet West High School and Parkland College. After a stint in the US Marine Corps he made his MLB debut as an umpire in 1999 during a game between the Sox and Cubs at Wrigley Field.
I am excited to interview Mark later this week, so keep an eye out for that!
The World Series starts tonight (Tuesday) on FOX.
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