MLB Ump Performs CPR, Saves Woman at Ballgame

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    There are plenty of professions that you think of when you try to name jobs that are tasked with saving people’s lives: police officer, doctor, EMT, firefighter, soldier.  But what about a Major League Baseball umpire?  An Arizona woman has one to thank.

    FOX News Radio’s Ron Flatter has the story:

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    In nearly a quarter-century umpiring Major League Baseball games, Jim Joyce became known for blowing the call two years ago that cost Detroit pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game – and owning up to it.  This week, he also became known for saving a woman’s life.

    (Game Broadcasters) “That man is, without a doubt, a hero…”

    …That was on FOX Sports Arizona.  As Joyce was arriving at Chase Field for a game, a longtime employee of the Arizona Diamondbacks suffered a heart attack.  Joyce was nearby and gave Jayne Powers CPR, staying with her until an ambulance arrived.

    Photo courtesy: MyFOXPhoenix.com

    Doctors expect Powers to recover.  Joyce said it’s not the first time he performed CPR; he says everyone should learn it.

    Ron Flatter, FOX News Radio.