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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.

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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]


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 ...
New York Times (blog)
Thu, 29 Sep 2011 02:00:00 -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 ...
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 ...
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
Mon, 19 Mar 2012 21:59:58 -0700

He's received letters of support from Jack L. Nolan, who heads up The Chosin Few Inc., a network of survivors of the battle, and Vic Voltaggio, national commandant of the Marine Corps League. He and Beasley have talked to Sens. Mark Begich and Lisa ...
Bleacher Report
Fri, 25 May 2012 03:30:00 -0700

The life of a baseball manager is demanding. They are part coach, mentor, mediator, task-master, tactician, field general and sometimes even father figure. Each manager brings his own unique style into his job as well. Some are considered player ...
Wed, 04 Apr 2012 13:26:15 -0700

National Commandant Vic Voltaggio recently performed the installation of newly elected and appointed officers for the Marine Corps League, Morris F. Dixon, Jr. Detachment 54 in Clearwater-Largo. Florida Commandant William "Bill" Backes was present for ...

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