MLBUA Remembers ...
Eric Cooper

2019-10-21 06:52:26

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Eric Cooper became a member of the Major League staff in 1999...worked the 2015-17 AL Wild Card Games; Division Series (2003, 2005-06, 2008-09, 11-14); the 2004-17 NLCS; the 2014 World Series; and the 2005 All-Star Game...worked the San Juan round of the 2009 World Baseball Classic and the 2017 WBC...was one of the Major League Umpires selected to represent MLB during the 2018 Japan All-Star Series with Nippon Professional Baseball...has been the home plate umpire for three no-hitters - including both by former White Sox southpaw Mark Buehrle - which is tied for the most among all active Major League umpires...was behind the dish when Boston’s Hideo Nomo tossed a no-hitter vs. Baltimore (4/6/01); when Buehrle blanked Texas (4/18/07); and when Buehrle recorded his perfect game vs. Tampa Bay (7/23/09)...worked Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr.’s last Major League game (10/6/01)...worked in the Appalachian League (1990), Midwest League (1991), Florida State League (1992), Eastern League (1993-94), American Association (1995-97) and Pacific Coast League (1998).