Friday, 25 January 2019

Jim McKean, Canadian baseball umpire, Died at 73

James Gilbert McKean was born on May 26, 1945 and died on January 24, 2019.
He was an umpire in Major League Baseball (MLB).

McKean  worked in the American League (AL) from 1973 to 1999, and in both significant classes in 2000 and 2001.

McKean umpired in the World Series in 1979, 1985 and 1995.

McKean likewise directed in five American League Championship Series (1977, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1998) and three All-Star recreations (1980, 1982, 1993), calling balls and strikes for the last diversion, just as the 1981, 1995 and 1999 American League Division Series.

He wore uniform number 8 after the AL embraced uniform numbers in 1980.

After his retirement from dynamic umpiring, McKean turned into a MLB umpire director and after that entered TV as an umpiring advisor for ESPN.

JIm McKean passed away at 73 years old.

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