Gerald William Jerry Meals is a Major League Baseball umpire. Meals biggest assignment was the 2014 World Series, where he was the home plate umpire in Game One. Meals has been a fulltime MLB umpire since 1998 after serving as an MLB reserve umpire from 1992 to 1997. He worked in the 2008 NLCS between Philadelphia and Los Angeles and the AllStar Game in 2002 and 2015. He has also worked in seven Division Series .