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Vic Voltaggio
Born Vito Henry Voltaggio
(1941-03-17) March 17, 1941 (age 74)
Vineland, New Jersey
Occupation Umpire
Years active 1977-1996
Employer American League, Major League Baseball

Vito Henry "Vic" Voltaggio (born March 17, 1941) is a former professional baseball umpire who worked in the American League from 1977 to 1996. Voltaggio umpired 2,118 major league games in his 20 year career. He umpired in the 1989 World Series, the 1987 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, and three American League Championship Series (1981, 1985 and 1990).[1] He was one of the last umpires to join the American League using the outside chest protector, which he used in 1977 and 1978. He wore uniform number 26 when the league adopted uniform numbers in 1980.

Notable games[edit]

Voltaggio was the home plate umpire for Roger Clemens' 20 strikeout performance against the Seattle Mariners on April 29, 1986.[2] He was also behind the plate when the 1989 World Series was struck by an earthquake.[3] Voltaggio also called balls and strikes for Chris Bosio's no-hitter on April 22, 1993. [4]

Personal[edit]

Voltaggio is a graduate of Vineland High School and East Carolina University. He served in the United States Marine Corps and deployed to Okinawa, the Philippines and Vietnam in the 1950s and 1960s.[3]

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Bloguin (blog)

Bloguin (blog)
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:36:02 -0700

By now, you've probably heard about Reds manager Bryan Price's profanity-laden tirade aimed at a reporter. Price managed to drop 77 F-bombs over the course of his rant, an impressive number for just the sheer will it must have taken to insert it into ...

FBSchedules.com

FBSchedules.com
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:25:54 -0700

Vic Voltaggio said.... To be disgruntled about the schedule is one thing, but consider this. The vaunted SEC will not come North to play anyone. The PAC 12 will not come East and the Big 12 will only schedule the eastern teams at home. Get over it.
 
New York Times (blog)
Thu, 29 Sep 2011 02:00:36 -0700

The real contest that night was between the Yankees' manager, Billy Martin, and Vic Voltaggio, the home-plate umpire for the American League (Slide 6). After warmly discussing the merits of one of Voltaggio's calls, Martin found himself ejected from ...

State College News

State College News
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 19:01:50 -0700

Vic Voltaggio · Works at Marine Corps League. I think it's way too early to panic. We all seem to forget that this team is very young and still being hampered by scholarship restrictions. I believe they will still go to a bowl and the way Franklin is ...
 
Sports On Earth
Mon, 15 Jul 2013 22:48:45 -0700

... Carlton, Tom Seaver and Nolan Ryan into a three-way tie for second, prompting even the home-plate umpire, Vic Voltaggio, to tell Steven Krasner of the Providence Journal: "That was the best pitching performance I've seen in 10 years in the major ...
 
Grantland
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 06:42:40 -0700

Our first thought was to get the hell out of there, and all of us — Vic Voltaggio, Rich Garcia, Eric Gregg — we got up and ran out onto the field in time to see the wave go through the field. Alderson: I got my son and wife in the door frame of the ...

Toronto Sun

Toronto Sun
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:58:38 -0700

There were 20,189 fans that day as umpire Tim Welke made his debut at first base along with plate ump umpires Dan Morrison, Vic Voltaggio and Mike Reilly. Welke worked third base in a Tampa Bay-Cincinnati game last Sunday, the 4,000th of his career.
 
Delaware County Daily Times
Sat, 11 Aug 2012 19:37:30 -0700

A message from Marine Corps League National Commandant Vic Voltaggio was delivered by Department of Pennsylvania Commandant Neil Corley. Corley read the congressional charter as part of his message. Col. John Church gave a short, but inspiring, ...
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