Regina’s Stu Scheurwater, the only full time Canadian-umpire in Major League Baseball, will be working the National League Division Series between the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves beginning today in Houston.
Major League Baseball announced umpiring assignments on Monday and Scheurwater is scheduled to work right field during today’s game one.
Hired as a full time umpire by MLB prior to the 2018 season, Scheurwater made his postseason debut during the Wild Card Series between the Cincinnati Reds and Braves last week in Atlanta including the home plate assignment for game one that lasted 13 innings.
Scheurwater made his big league debut in April 2014 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and worked over 250 big league games before being hired full time. He is the first full time Canadian MLB umpire since the late Jim McKean (Montréal) who worked primarily in the American League from 1973 to 2001.
Prior to his professional career that began in 2006, Scheurwater was a member of Baseball Canada’s National Umpiring program and worked the Baseball Canada Cup in 2005 (Medicine Hat) and the 21U National Championship in 2006 in Guelph.