UmpTalk #9: Jim Evans, Former MLB Umpire

Episode 9 is an interview with former Major League Baseball umpire Jim Evans.  Jim was a veteran of the MLB Umpiring Corps for 28 years getting his start almost literally off the street and ending up working in four World Series, seven AL Championship Series and numerous All-Star Games.

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He was a crew chief and after his umpiring days were done, he put his education degree to work by creating the Jim Evans Academy of Umpiring in the early 90’s.

Jim is one of the most dynamic speakers you’ll ever hear about umpiring and we spent some time recently talking about his academy, his umpiring career and his advice on the study of the rulebook.

Show Notes:

  • The Academy of Professional Umpiring – Link
  • Professional Baseball Rules Index – Link
  • Jim’s Equipment Company Force3 Pro Gear – Link
  • New Umpire Mask (Not yet out)

2 thoughts on “UmpTalk #9: Jim Evans, Former MLB Umpire”

  1. Below par quality of Jim’s connection that should have been checked prior to the conference call with him. Other than that, a good review of Jim’s history and impact to the profession of baseball umpiring. Good that he is hitting the road on the new equipment and his clinics since continuing education is a key issue.

    1. Yeah, the cell signal started to peter out about midway through, but had to power through it. Thanks for listening!

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