Umpire Makes Up For Blown Call Against Tigers; Saves Woman’s Life

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Remember the Umpire in 2010 that blew the last call and cost former Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game? Yesterday Jim Joyce made up for that call, he saved the life of an Arizona Diamondbacks employee by performing CPR on her.

Joyce was in the tunnel leading to the umpires’ dressing room just after he arrived when the woman was having a seizure.  She became unconscious and Joyce performed CPR on her.  Paramedics arrived and helped revive the woman with the help of Joyce.

The woman was taken to the hospital and is doing okay. Sometimes it’s OK to forgive and forget, and today I do that and say Jim Joyce is a hero!

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