CAREER: Appointed to the Major League staff in
2007...became a member of the American League staff in 1999...worked the
inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006...attended the Harry Wendelstedt Umpire
School in 1983 and graduated as one of the outstanding students...continues to
serve as an instructor at the Wendelstedt School, a role he began in
1984...umpired in the Gulf Coast League (1983), Florida State League (1983-85,
2004), Southern League (1986-87), Dominican Winter League (1988), Puerto Rican
Winter League (1989), International League (1988-1997), Pacific Coast League
(1998), New York-Penn League (2002) and South Atlantic League (2003)...has
worked over 1,200 Major League games.
PERSONAL: Edwin William Hickox...born on July 31, 1962 in Deland,
FL...currently resides in Florida...married to Lisa Anne (10/31/92)...has two
children, Mackenzie Ruth and Ashton Taylor...became an Eagle Scout in
1979...graduated from Deland (FL) High School in 1980...received a degree from
St. Johnís River Community College in 1982 and a degree in Criminal Justice from
Seminole Community College in 2004...played baseball through high school and
college...holds an instrument and commercial pilot license...is a sworn police
officer in Florida in the off-season, working as a detective with the Daytona
Beach Shores Police Department...enjoys spending time with his family, fishing,
golfing and piloting.
RECENT HONOR: On November 8,
2010, Ed was honored by the Florida State League Hall of Fame. At the
recognition dinner, he and 10 other baseball greats were inducted into the
Florida State League Hall of Fame class of 2010.
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