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Richard Raul Garcia

  • Height 5' 9", Weight 175 lb.

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Rich Garcia was am umpire in the Florida State League (1970-1971), Southern League (1972), and International League (1973-1974). He was then an American League umpire from 1975 to 1999.

He was the umpire in right field at Yankee Stadium during Game 1 of the 1996 ALCS when 12-year-old Jeffrey Maier reached over the railing and defelcted a fly ball off the bat of Derek Jeter into the stands; Garcia called the play a home run, although most observers think that fan interference should have been called.

He is the father-in-law of umpire Vic Carapazza.

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