MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 14 Years
CAREER: Joined the Major League staff in 1999...has worked the Division Series (2003-04, 09, 12), the 2005 National League Championship Series and the 2008 All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium...previously umpired in the New York-Penn League, Carolina League, South Atlantic League, Southern League, Triple-A Alliance, International League, American Association, Florida State League and Eastern League...was the home plate umpire for Bud Smith's no-hitter on September 3, 2001.
PERSONAL: Born in August 1955 in New Jersey...resides in New Jersey...married to Gilda...played baseball and football at Belleville High School...participates in community work as a member of the Italian Fiorenti Club in New Jersey...involved with the ALS Association...in 2003, Phil started the Robert Luongo ALS Fund, which raises funds for ALS?patient care and research.
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