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Vic Voltaggio
Born Vito Henry Voltaggio
(1941-03-17) March 17, 1941 (age 75)
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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20 news items

New York Times (blog)

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

James Franklin along the sunny Beaver Stadium sidelines on Saturday. Photo by Bobby Chen, Onward State. Click photo for gallery. “We will get it fixed.” James Franklin repeated that phrase nine times in his 10-minute, 8-second post-game press ...


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 ...
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, ...

Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

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 ...


Wed, 04 Apr 2012 13:33:38 -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 ...

Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report
Fri, 25 May 2012 03:32:11 -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 ...
Athletics Nation (blog)
Mon, 09 Nov 2009 00:00:01 -0800

"And while the mourning and the suffering and the aftereffects will continue, in about thirty minutes the plate umpire, Vic Voltaggio will say 'Play Ball', and the players will play, the vendors will sell, the announcers will announce, the crowd will ...

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