Umpire who blew perfect game call is from NW OhioWritten by Toledo Free Press Staff Writers | | email@example.com
Jim Joyce, an umpire who admitted to blowing a ninth inning call that blew a June 2 perfect game for Detroit Tiger Armando Galarraga, is from Northwest Ohio. According to Major League Baseball’s Web site, Joyce, lives in Oregon, “graduated from Central Catholic High School and received a B.S. in Education from Bowling Green State University in 1977.”
Joyce was named to the Central Catholic H.S. Sports Hall of Fame in 2000 and said his proudest moment as a Major League umpire was working the 1999 and 2001 World Series.