Eric Cooper

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Eric Richard Cooper

Biographical Information[edit]

Eric Cooper was a major league umpire. He umpired his first major league game as part of the American League staff in 1996, the joined the unified major league staff in 2000. He was the home plate umpire for the final game of the 2017 World Baseball Classic. He umpired in the Division Series only a few days before passing away from a blood clot resulting from knee surgery at age 52 in 2019.

  • Career Span 1996-present
  • Wild Card Game 2015
  • Division Series 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2019
  • League Championship Series 2004, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • World Series 2014
  • All Star Games 2005
  • World Baseball Classic 2017

Further Reading[edit]

  • Tommy Birch: "Veteran MLB umpire Eric Cooper dies at 52", Des Moines Register, October 20, 2019. [1]

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