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Jim Joyce

Jim Joyce, Crew Chief – 66


CAREER: Joined the Major League staff in a new crew chief for 2013...has worked the All-Star Game (1994, 2001, 2012), Division Series (1995, 98, 99, 2001-03, 08-09, 12-13), League Championship Series (1997, 2004, 06-07) and World Series (1999, 2001, 2013)...previously umpired in the Midwest League (1978-79), Florida Instructional League (1978), Texas League (1980), Pacific Coast League (1981-86, 88), International League (1987) and Dominican League (1983)…was the second base umpire when Nolan Ryan recorded his 5,000th career strikeout and was at first base as Robin Yount reached the 3,000-hit milestone.

PERSONAL: Born in October 1955 in Ohio...resides in Oregon...married to Kay…has two children: Jimmy and Keri…graduated from Central Catholic High School in Toledo, OH (1973)…received a B.S. in Education from Bowling Green State University in 1977…named to the Central Catholic H.S. Sports Hall of Fame in 2000… played baseball at Bowling Green…proudest moments as a Major League umpire stemmed from working the 1999, 2001 and 2013 World Series… enjoys camping, playing golf and coaching basketball in the offseason… hobbies include reading, art and Christmas lighting.

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