MLB umpire’s home among those destroyed

Major League Baseball umpire Tripp Gibson's childhood home in Mayfield, Kentucky was destroyed Friday as tornadoes ravaged the area. Gibson plans to stay in the area for about a week to help clean up.

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December 14, 2021 - 9:20 AM

Residents on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, continue to salvage belongings from destroyed homes after a tornado tore through a large section of the city late Friday evening in Mayfield, Kentucky. (Scott Olson/Getty Images/TNS) Photo by TNS

Tripp Gibson was on the treadmill at his house near Seattle, a solid workout before heading to a holiday party with his wife.

To pass the time Friday afternoon, the Major League Baseball umpire was chatting on the phone with dad, just catching up on things back in his hometown.

His hometown of Mayfield, Kentucky.

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