Jim Reynolds

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Jim Reynolds
Jim Reynolds 2012.jpg
Reynolds in 2012
Born: (1968-12-22) December 22, 1968 (age 52)
Marlborough, Massachusetts
June 4, 1999
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James Norris Reynolds IV (born December 22, 1968) is an American Major League Baseball umpire. He joined the major league staff in 1999 and wears uniform number 77. Reynolds was promoted to crew chief for the 2020 season.[1][2]

Early career[edit]

Reynolds previously worked in the New York–Penn League (1992), South Atlantic League (1993), California League (1994), Eastern League (1995), Southern League (1996), American Association (1997) and the International League (1998).[3]

Major league career[edit]

Reynolds joined the Major League Baseball umpiring staff in 1999 after the Major League Umpires Association mass resignations. He has worked 7 Division Series (2005, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2018), 5 League Championship Series (2010, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020) and 2 World Series (2014, 2018).[1][4][5][6] He also umpired in the 2004 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.[7] He was the second base umpire on May 29, 2010, when Roy Halladay threw the 20th perfect game in MLB history.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Reynolds is married and graduated from South Catholic High School in Hartford, Connecticut. He played baseball at South Catholic under coach Tom DiFiore. Reynolds attended the University of Connecticut.[1] He has three sisters.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Umpires: Jim Reynolds – 77". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2011-04-19.
  2. ^ "Minor league ump's patience has paid off: Reynolds one of 25 hired as replacement". The Victoria Advocate. Associated Press. 1999-08-03. Retrieved 2011-04-19.
  3. ^ "Two UConn Grads Are Umpires In The LCS". University of Connecticut. 2010-10-15. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2011-04-19.
  4. ^ "MLB Announces 2005 Division Series Umpires". WSOC-TV. The Sports Network. 2005-10-03. Retrieved 2011-04-19.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "MLB announces Division Series umpires" (Press release). Major League Baseball. 2007-10-02. Retrieved 2011-04-19.
  6. ^ "MLB announces 2008 Division Series umpires" (Press release). Major League Baseball. 2008-09-30. Retrieved 2011-04-19.
  7. ^ "Montague Named Home Plate Umpire For All-Star Game". KTVU. 2004-06-30. Retrieved 2011-04-19.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Halladay's perfect game is this season's second ESPN.com. Retrieved 11 June 2012

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