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George James John Honochick

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Jim Honochick played in the minors for three years, then umpired in the minors for three before spending 25 years as a big-league umpire.

He was with the Baltimore Orioles from 1941 to 1946, but he was voluntarily retired in 1942 and missed 1944-1945 due to military service. The outfielder hit .289/~.391/.413 in 339 AB in 1941 and .263/~.336/.372 and a team-leading 8 triples in only 274 AB in 1943. After 13 games in 1946 (.280/~.379/.400), Honochich retired to become an umpire.

Honochick was an umpire in the Eastern Shore League in 1946 and the International League in 1947-1948. He was then an American League umpire for 25 seasons, from 1949 to 1973.

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