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James Bremond Evans

[edit] Biographical Information

Jim Evans was a professional umpire from 1968 to 1999. He umpired in the Florida State League in 1968 and the Texas League in 1969-1970. From 1971 to 1999, he served as an American League umpire. During his career, he worked over 3700 games. His service included eighteen years as a crew chief (1981-99), seven American League Championship Series, the World Series in 1977, 1982, 1986, and 1996.

Evans was behind the plate for the longest game in major league history, a 25 inning affair between the Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers. An author, he wrote the Official Baseball Rules Annotated.

Evans currently runs clinics for prospective umpires.

[edit] Records Held

  • Longest Game, as home plate umpire, 8 hours, 6 minutes, 5/8-5/9/84
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