"I congratulate Bruce on this terrific achievement," said Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig. "Bruce has not only worked longer than any active umpire in the history of baseball, but has worked with great skill and with great passion. He has had a remarkable career that is appreciated by all of us in baseball."
Froemming, a native of Milwaukee, has been assigned to the All-Star Game twice, the Division Series eight times, the League Championship Series 10 times and the World Series five times. The 67-year-old Froemming worked 13 years in the Nebraska State League, the Midwest League, the Northern League, the Northwest League, the Texas League and the Pacific Coast League before joining the Major League staff in 1971.