Umpire Switzer to talk about career ‘lights

Dave Switzer, who has more than 25 years' experience as a baseball umpire, as well as being an instructor and published author, will present a lecture at the Honeywell House showcasing the highlights of his career behind home plate.

The presentation will take place on Thursday, March 13, at 7 p.m. Sponsor for this presentation is First Merchants Bank.

A native of Fort Wayne and Professor of Communications at Manchester University, Switzer was honored by the Indiana High School Athletic Association in 2008 and received an outstanding service award for his dedication to officiating high school baseball.

He was also the American Amateur Baseball Congress National Umpire of the Year in 1992 and worked many Stan Musial and Connie Mack national tournaments. He also worked four IHSAA state finals.

Among the more memorable games that Switzer has umpired featured MLB All-Star players like Derek Jeter and A.J. Pierznski.

This Honeywell House event is free of charge and open to the public. Call 563-2326 ext. 21 for reservations.

The Honeywell House is located at 275 W. Market St., Wabash.