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Jim Honochick
Original name: George James Honochick
Birth: Aug. 19, 1917
Death: Mar. 10, 1994
Allentown
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA

Major League Baseball Umpire. He was forced to retire as a Minor League outfielder because of a sore arm. After serving as a Lieutenent in the United States Navy in World War II, he decided to give umpiring a try. In just a few short years he reached the majors where he was an American League umpire for 25 years. During his career he worked the World Series 6 times and the All Star game 4 times. A personal career highlight came in 1955 when he was the homeplate umpire for game 7 of the World Series when Johnny Podres and the Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the New York Yankees 2-0. He also umpired the New York Yankees game in 1961 when Roger Maris hit his 61st homerun. In the late 1970s, after retiring from baseball, he gained more mainstream fame for his self portrayal as a nearsighted umpire opposite former Baltimore Orioles first baseman Boog Powell in a series of classic "Miller Lite" television commercials. (bio by: Decal) 
 
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  Anita R Renes Honochick (1923 - 2011)*
 
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Burial:
Resurrection Cemetery
Wescosville
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Decal
Record added: Oct 29, 2003
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