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Umpire Jim Joyce is being credited with taking quick action to help save the life of a food service worker who collapsed of an apparent heart attack at Chase Field.
Russ Amaral, vice president of ballpark operations, says Joyce happened to be walking past Jayne Powers when she collapsed before Monday night's game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Miami Marlins.
After deciding it wasn't a seizure, as some of her co-workers suggested, Joyce quickly started CPR.
Marlins bullpen catcher Jeff Urgelles, a former firefighter and paramedic, was called to the scene and began helping Joyce.
Paramedics arrived moments later and transported the woman to a hospital, where her conditioned improved.
Joyce, Urgelles and others involved were honored in a brief ceremony before Wednesday night's series finale.
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PHOENIX Umpires seldom get much praise, but Jim Joyce changed that Monday.
Joyces first call saved a life.
Joyce has been credited with keeping Chase Field employee Jayne Powers alive after she suffered an apparent heart attack about 90 minutes before the Diamondbacks played Miami on Monday.
Powers collapsed in a hallway near the umpires dressing room, and Joyce, the first...
Major-league umpire Jim Joyce may have saved the life of an Arizona Diamondbacks employee by administering CPR before Monday's game, CBSSports.com reported. About 90 minutes before the game, Joyce, 56, and the other umpires were walking up the tunnel leading to the umpires' dressing room at the Diamondbacks stadium when they saw a woman on the ground having a seizure. ...
If you're still holding out on liking Jim Joyce, then you're about out of excuses. The umpire most famous for blowing the call on Armando Galarraga's would-be perfect game made headlines again on Monday, this time for all the right reasons -- for saving a woman's life. Joyce was walking down a ramp leading to the umpire's dressing room in Arizona when stadium...
MLB umpire Jim Joyce performed CPR on Arizona Diamondbacks' food service employee Jayne Powers prior to the D-backs-Marlins game on Monday night. "[The doctors] are pretty confident that they got her...
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Happy Wednesday, y’all. It’s hump day!
Jim Joyce is a hero.
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