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 Biographical Information
Mike Winters has been a major league umpire since 1990.
Winters began his career in the 1982 Northwest League then moved up to the California League (1983), Texas League (1984-1985) and Pacific Coast League (1986-1989). He then made it to the major leagues. He worked the 1995 All-Star Game, 2002 World Series, 2006 World Series, 2007 All-Star Game, 2010 All-Star Game and 2010 World Series. He worked the games when Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken Jr. got 3,000 hits and when Mark McGwire hits his 62nd homer in 1998.
Winters made headlines in September 2007 for the wrong reasons. At the height of the pennant race, he baited San Diego's Milton Bradley into an argument by using profanity. When coach Bobby Meacham intervened to prevent a physical confrontation between his player and the umpire, Bradley tore a ligament, ending his season. Winters was suspended for the remainder of the campaign, the first MLB ump suspended in four years.
In 2011, he was appointed a crew chief.
Sources include 2010 MLB Umpires Media Guide