Athletic Trainer Bios
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Mark Letendre

Mark Letendre, 59, was selected in 2000 by the MLB Commissioner’s office to develop and oversee a first-ever, comprehensive athletic health care program for the 76 umpires in the Major Leagues. Letendre served as a Major League Baseball athletic trainer for 18 years with the San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees. Mark was honored to serve as National League athletic trainer at the 1987 and 1994 MLB All-Star Games. He was inducted into the Manchester Central High School Hall of Fame in 2006. A 2010 re- cipient of the NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award. Inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Boys’ and Girls Club of Manchester, NH November 2011. In addition, was the recipient of the prestigious 2011 Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society Presi- dent’s Distinguished Service Award. Recognized by the University of Maine Foundation, President Abram W. Harris Outstanding Alumni Award in 2014 and by the Professional Baseball Chiropractic Society with the 2015 Visionary Award. He is a frequent speaker to amateur umpires on equipment safety, umpire conditioning and umpire injury management. Mark is a Vice Chair for the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Greater Scottsdale Foundation as well as a member of a Civic Group, The Scottsdale Charros. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Baseball Assistance Team. He and his wife, Judy reside in Phoenix, Ariz. and have two daughters, Alyssa Hall and Shannon Philips.

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Mark Stubblefield

Mark Stubblefield, 39, coordinates the preventative care and injury treatment of Minor League umpires throughout the United States and Canada. He joined the MiLB staff in February 2011, after a 10-year career as a certified athletic trainer with both the Cincinnati Reds and Kansas City Royals. Mark was selected to work the 2010 Midwest League All-Star game as the ATC for the West team. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Indiana State University in 2000 and a Master’s degree in 2001 from California University of Pennsylvania. Born in Kansas City, MO he currently resides in Largo, FL with his wife Shay, and is a member of both the NATA and PBATS.