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"Imperfect Game" umpire Jim Joyce has retired with crew chief promotions to Sam Holbrook and Paul Emmel, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. No official announcement has yet been made. In 2014, Joyce granted an interview to the Portland Tribune in which he stated that he...

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On 1/16/2017 at 3:42 PM, Gil said:

"Imperfect Game" umpire Jim Joyce has retired with crew chief promotions to Sam Holbrook and Paul Emmel, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. No official announcement has yet been made. In 2014, Joyce granted an interview to the Portland Tribune in which he stated that he...

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And the stories begin.

http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/texas-rangers/rangers/2017/02/02/rangers-will-miss-retired-umpire-joyce

old story

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2010/06/from_the_archives_jim_joyce_on.html

old poll, if you like polls.

Results of an umpire survey commissioned by the Major League Baseball Players Association at the end of the 1998 season. Players, coaches and managers completed the survey.

 

One consistent theme among the umpires who rated lowest was their low tolerance.

 

NL President Leonard Coleman also did not put much credence in the survey. "The players can have their opinion," he said. "But you look' at who was near the bottom, and they tend to be the ones who are less popular with players and managers.

 

 

AMERICAN LEAGUE...........................................NATIONAL LEAGUE

1. Tim McClelland................................................1. Jerry Crawford`......................33. Bruce Froemming

2. Jim Joyce.........................................................2. Ed Rapuano..........................34. Joe West

3. Richie Garcia....................................................3. Ed Montague........................35. Eric Gregg

4. John Hirschbeck...............................................4. Randy Marsh.......................36. Charlie Williams

5. Mike Reilly.........................................................5. Frank Pulli

6. Drew Coble........................................................6. Jeff Kellogg

7. Terry Craft..........................................................7. Greg Bonin

8. Tim Tschida........................................................8. Kerwin Danley

9. Dale Scott...........................................................9. Charles Reliford

10. Tim Welke........................................................10. Mark Hirschbeck

11. Dave Phillips....................................................11. Dana DeMuth

12. Jim McKean....................................................12. Bob Davidson

13. Rocky Roe.......................................................13. Steve Rippley

14. Rick Reed.........................................................14. Tom Hallion

15. Mark Johnson...................................................15. Rich Rieker

16. Gary Cederstrom...............................................16. Jim Quick

17. Dan Morrison.....................................................17. Bruce Dreckman

18. Derryl Cousins...................................................18. Brian Gorman

19. Larry McCoy......................................................19. Bill Hohn

20. Jim Evans..........................................................20. Paul Schreiber

21. John Schulock...................................................21. Mike Winters

22. Larry Young........................................................22. Sam Holbrook

23. Don Denkinger...................................................23. Jerry Meals

24. Larry Barnett......................................................24. Gary Darting

25. Al Clark...............................................................25. Wally Bell

26. Chuck Meriwether...............................................26. Larry Vanover

27. Greg Kosc...........................................................27. Gerry Davis

28. Dale Ford............................................................28. Jerry Layne

29. Joe Brinkman......................................................29. Terry Tata

30. Ted Hendry..........................................................30. Larry Poncino

31. Durwood Merrill...................................................31. Angel Hernandez

32. Ken Kaiser............................................................32. Harry Wendelstedt

Physical Condition..AL 1.Hirschbeck, 2.Joyce, 3.Reilly, 4. Garcia, 5. McClelland, 28. Barnett, 29. Merrill, 30. Kosc, 31. Roe, 32. Kaiser.

                                 NL 1.Rapuano, 2. Kellogg, 3. Hernandez, 4. Danley, 5. Montague, 32. Layne, 33. Wendelstedt, 34. West, 35. Froemming, 36. Gregg.

Physical and Mental Toughness. AL 1. Joyce, 2.McClelland, 3.Garcia, 4. Reilly, 5. Craft, 28. Ford, 29. Kosc, 30. Hendry, 31. Merrill, 32. Kaiser.

                                                     NL.1.Rapuano, 2.Crawford,3.Montague,4.Marsh, 5. Hallion, 32. Layne, 33. Williams, 34. West, 35.Froemming, 36. Gregg.

Accuracy of base calls AL 1.McClelland, 2. Joyce, 3. Garcia, 4. Hirschbeck, 5. Reilly, 28. Meriwether, 29. Kosc, 30. Kaiser, 31. Hendry, 32. Merrill.

                                      NL 1.Crawford, 2. Montague, 3. Rapuano, 4. Marsh, 5. DeMuth, 32.Wendelstedt, 33. West, 34. Froemming, 35. Gregg, 36. Williams.

Accuracy of plate calls  AL 1.McClelland, 2.Joyce, 3.Garcia, 4.Reilly, 5.Craft, 28. Ford, 29, Kosc, 30. Meriwether, 31. Hendry, 32. Merrill.

                                      NL 1.Crawford, 2. Davidson, 3.Rapuano. 4.Montague, 5. Marsh, 32. Wendelstedt, 33. West, 34. Froemming, 35. Gregg, 36. Williams.

Consistency                   AL 1.Joyce, 2.McClelland, 3. Garcia, 4. Hirschbeck, 5. Reilly, 28. Ford, 29. Hendry, 30. Kosc, 31. Meriwether, 32. Merrill.

                                       NL 1.Montague, 2. Rapuano, 3. Crawford, 4.Marsh, 5. Pulli, 32. Hernandez, 33. West, 34. Froemming, 35. Gregg, 36. Williams.

Temperament                 AL 1.Joyce, 2.McClelland, 3. Reilly, 4. Craft, 5. Meriwether, 28. Barnett, 29. Shulock, 30. Brinkman, 31. Kosc, 32. Kaiser.

                                       NL 1.Marsh, 2.Rapuano, 3.Montague, 4.Crawford, 5. Wendelstedt,32. Poncino, 33. Davis, 34. Hernandez, 35. Froemming, 36. West.

Respect for player          AL 1.Joyce, 2.McClelland, 3.Reilly, 4.Craft, 5.Phillips, 28. Ford, 29. Kosc, 30. Shulock, 31.Brinkman,32. Kaiser.

                                        NL 1. Marsh,2.Rapuano, 3.Montague, 4.Pulli, 5. Wendelstedt, 32. Poncino, 33. Layne, 34.Hernandez, 35. Froemming, 36. West.

 

 

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On 1/16/2017 at 3:42 PM, Gil said:

"Imperfect Game" umpire Jim Joyce has retired with crew chief promotions to Sam Holbrook and Paul Emmel, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. No official announcement has yet been made. In 2014, Joyce granted an interview to the Portland Tribune in which he stated that he...

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it's official now.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/18737123/mlb-promotes-4-umpires-replace-retiring-jim-joyce-john-hirschbeck-tim-welke-bob-davidson

Torres is the first from the Major League Umpire Camp initiative program with De Jesus trying to become the 2nd umpire from the initiative to move into a full time position. Torres (38) also becomes the first MLB umpire since the 70's to start their MiLB career at the age of 30 or greater. rookie league at 30 years 9 months in 2009.

David Arrieta is now trying now to become the 2nd to make MLBU after starting MiLB at 30 years old or older (Arrieta was 32 starting in the GCL in 2012) and is now a rookie in the PCL. At 37, they will have to move him very quickly into AFL, probably this October, then Spring Training and then maybe a fill in spot just like Morales and Hoberg received very quickly below. If he makes it full time into his 40's, he will become the first since Terry Cooney in the 70's at 41 and only 5 days shy of his 42 birthday.

Morales becomes the first to achieve in quite some time (whenever/whomever that time/person last occurred was) to have '**never** worked a full season worth of AAA games (140) before being promoted to full time MLBU status'. Looks like between 105-115 AAA MiLB games were all he ever worked in 3 1/2 years of AAA status and the rest were "call up" MLB games. Only 15-20 AAA plate jobs in that 1/2 AA, 1/2 AAA season in 2013 before opening the 2014 MLB season as a call up at the start of his 6th season. Of course Hoberg was right there beside him only working 15-20 AAA plate jobs in 2013 before that 123 game MLB call up schedule in 2014, although he did work about 150 total AAA games, but only about 30-35 total AAA plate jobs since they work 4 man a lot now, before his new promotion to Full Time. So, only 5 years of MiLB (quicker than most can get a Masters Degree) before working a 123 game MLB call up schedule in 2014. That is the goal to work for. AAA at some point (at the beginning of, or at the half way point) in the 5th year of MiLB and then an AFL assignment in October, then a Spring Training assignment, and then "call up" MLBU status with 75-125 games that 6th season in pro ball. Pro rated game fee of ($150,000 divided by 162 game schedule=$925 per game) and a 470 per diem fee per day.

Not one of the 4 new hires ever worked a AAA National Championship/World Series Game.

Only Hamari, Hoberg and Morales worked a futures game and only Hamari and Hoberg worked the plate on that game.

Torres was the only one to work a AAA All-Star game.

Hamari and Hoberg only worked 1 Arizona Fall League while Morales and Torres worked 2.

Let's see if that young (26 this year) phenom, Travis Eggert, can jump right in after Spring Training, get a number, and then get the same amount of MLB games as the other young (26 last year) phenom Nic Lentz received (105) last year.

Ron Teague seeks to become the 1st Doug Harvey award winner from the California League to become a full time MLBU.

All the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Doug Harvey award winners have achieved AAA status so far. Blake Davis, Ryan Goodman, and Chris Gonzales who have retired with Davis and Goodman previously receiving an AFL and ST assignment and Gonzales a 2014 Venezuela assignment. Ron Teague has now received an Arizona Fall League assignment and Spring Training invitation. 2014, 2015, 2016 winnners Sean Allen, Reid Gibbs and Patrick Sharshel respectively, are all in AA now.

Other AAA retirements after 2016 include Joey Amaral, Jonathan Bailey, Joe Born, Max Guyll, Matt McCoy, Derrick Mollica, from the International League and Seth Buckminster, Chris Gonzalez, Anthony Johnson, Thomas Newsom, Alex Ortiz, Alberto Ruiz, from the Pacific Coast League for a total of 12 AAA retirements.

And concerning retiring Jim Joyce. Here is the MAC First and Second Team Selections for 1976. Looks like a few MLB players on the list.

WWW.MAC-SPORTS.COM
1976
First Team
P -- Bob Owchinko, Eastern Michigan
P -- Bob Welch, Eastern Michigan
P -- Kip Young, Bowling Green
P -- Mike Rachuba, Toledo
C -- Jerry Keller, Eastern Michigan
1B -- Emil Drzayich, Ohio
2B -- Les Ream, Ohio
3B -- Bob Brenly, Ohio
SS -- Glenn Gulliver, Eastern Michigan
OF -- Demetrius Sanders, Ball State
OF -- John Northrup, Central Michigan
OF -- Len Matuszek, Toledo
DH -- Marty Frank, Toledo
Second Team
P -- Tom Sharon, Ball State
P -- Dave Dusellier, Western Michigan
P -- Mark Knust, Western Michigan
P -- Jim Joyce, Bowling Green
1B -- Dave Lewis, Central Michigan
2B -- Bob Utter, Kent State
2B -- Dan Hall, Miami
3B -- Bob Brannock, Ball State
SS -- Jerry Tyson, Toledo
OF -- Dave Krauss, Kent State
OF -- Jim Millward, Western Michigan
OF -- Bob Grandas, Central Michigan
DH -- Mike Ranier, Ohi

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@Gil

How about "saved a life in his uniform" umpire Jim Joyce or "sweetest handlebar mustache east of the Mississipp" umpire Jim Joyce? Even granting you the best context possible, and recognizing all the tedious work you do, I still feel like telling you to shove it in your a$$. It's irresponsible journalism if you don't also show why "imperfect" is in quotations like @dumbdumb did for you. Semantically, I reject the idea that any one call carries more weight than another, p.r. stunt book be damned. Also, I would direct you to the box score. Says right there he was safe. No asterisk, no quotation marks.

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