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Aztec Native Mike Everitt Is a World Series Umpire

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The 1982 Aztec High School graduate will be working his second World Series

The World Series between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies will have a little bit of a New Mexico flavor.

The Daily Times in Farmington reports that Aztec native Mike Everitt will be one of the umpires in this year’s Fall Classic scheduled to begin Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.

“I’m excited, a little bit nervous, but very pleased and very fortunate to be picked to do it,” Everitt told the newspaper.

Everitt, who has been a Major League Baseball umpire since 1996 and spent 12 seasons in the minor leagues, will be working his second World Series, according to The Daily Times. He was an umpire for the 2007 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Colorado Rockies — in the outfield in Game 1, at third base in Game 2, at second in Game 3 and at first for the series finale of Boston’s four-game sweep.

The newspaper said Everitt is a 1982 graduate of Aztec High School. He played multiple sports for the Tigers, and also played in the 1982 Connie Mack World Series.

Everitt’s mother, Jean, still lives in Aztec, The Daily Times reported. He wears No. 57 in honor of his late father, Raymond, who was his coach growing up, and who gave him his prized 1957 Chevrolet pickup when he died in 2000.