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BOSTON RED SOX VS ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
Red Sox manager Terry Francona (left) discusses Manny Ramirez being called out with second base umpire Mike Reilly during the fifth inning against the Arizona Daimondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix on June 10, 2007. (UPI Photo/Art Foxall)
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Michael Eugene Reilly (born July 2, 1949 in Sioux City, Iowa) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the American League from 1977 to 1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000. Reilly was raised and still resides in Battle Creek, Michigan, the breakfast cereal capital of the world (a fact which prompted longtime baseball broadcaster Ernie Harwell to nickname him "Corn Flakes Reilly").

Mike has four children: Katie, Ryan, Patrick and Conor...Katie attends Michigan State; Ryan plays baseball at Albion College, Patrick attends Western Michigan, and Conor attends St. Philip Catholic Central High where he graduated from in 1968. Mike received an associate's degree from K.C.C. Junior College in 1970. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers/Big Sisters and works with the Food Bank South Central Michigan. He was elected to St. Philip Catholic Central Hall of Fame in 1999 and is recognized by American Amateur Baseball as a consultant. He became interested in umpiring after taking a sports officiating class in college. His proudest moment as a Major League umpire was working his first World Series (1984) in his home state. He coaches basketball at St. Philip/St. Joseph in the offseason and his hobbies include hunting, fishing, golfing and following the University of Notre Dame.

He has umpired in the World Series in 1984, 1992, 2002 and 2007, and in the All-Star Game in 1982, 1993 and 2000, calling balls and strikes for the last contest. He has also officiated in nine League Championship Series (1983, 1987, 1991, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2006), 2008) and six Division Series (1981, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2007). He also umpired in the 1976 Caribbean World Series. He was the third base umpire for David Wells' perfect game on May 17, 1998.

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