04/16/2004 1:16 PM ET
Wolf named to Major League umpire staff
Jim Wolf, a professional umpire for the last 10 seasons, has been selected to the Major League Baseball Umpire Staff effective April 15, 2004.
Wolf, who has umpired for the past five seasons in the Pacific Coast League (Triple-A) and has worked at the Major League level for 512 days prior to becoming a member of the Major League staff, was assigned to Major League Spring Training games the past six seasons and was called up to work his first Major League game on September 2, 1999 at San Francisco.
"Jim Wolf is an excellent addition to the Major League Umpire Staff," said Sandy Alderson, Executive Vice President, Baseball Operations for Major League Baseball. "He has proven himself at the Major League level in the past and has the ability to be a very successful Major League Umpire for many years."
The 34-year-old Wolf, who had previously umpired in the Arizona Rookie League (1994), South Atlantic League (1995-96), Texas League (1997-98), and Pacific Coast League (1999-2003), will join the umpire crew headed by Crew Chief Tim McClelland on Monday, April 19.
A native of West Hills, California, Wolf currently resides in Huntington Beach, California, with his wife, Lara. He is also the brother of Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Randy Wolf.
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