Rick Reed Death | Rick Reed Obituary – Rick Reed Major League Baseball umpire has been reported dead. Rick Reed has survived two strokes during his umpiring career before his death on Thursday, 16th of July 2020 at the age of 70. The native of Detroit Rick Reed officiated his first American League game in 1979, later serving as a crew chief across Major League Baseball until his 2009 retirement. In May 2008, Reed suffered a stroke, followed by another in February 2009.
He would return to officiate 41 games in his final season before retiring after 3,392 regular season games and 31 years of big league service, which included three Division Series (1997, 2000, 01), three League Championship Series (1989, 95, 99), and the 1991 World Series, working as an umpire when Kirby Puckett hit a walk-off home run in Game 6 to win it for the Twins. Reed ejected a total of 71 players, coaches, and managers during his career.
Rick Reed, the MLB umpire who survived two strokes during his umpiring career, died Thursday at the age of 70.
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