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James Patrick Hoye (born February 8, 1971) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. He wears number 92. Hoye worked as an MLB reserve umpire from 2003 to 2009 for both the American and National Leagues. He was hired to the full-time Major League staff prior to the 2010 season.[1][2] Hoye has worked one All-Star Game (2015), one World Series (2019), one League Championship Series (2018), three Division Series (2011, 2015, 2019), and two Wild Card Games (2014, 2018).

James Hoye
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Hoye in 2011.
Born: (1971-02-08) February 8, 1971 (age 48)
Parma, Ohio
June 8, 2003
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Hoye has been a professional umpire since 1997. He has worked in the New York–Penn League, South Atlantic League, Florida State League, Eastern League and International League before reaching the MLB.[1] He also officiated in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.

Hoye was the first base umpire for Mark Buehrle's no-hitter against the Texas Rangers on April 18, 2007.[3]

Hoye was the plate umpire for James Paxton’s no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 8, 2018.

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Hoye graduated from Ohio State University and lives in Florida with his wife, Sharri, and their three children.[1] He has participated in UMPS CARE charity events.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c "James Hoye – 92". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2011-08-29.
  2. ^ "James Hoye". Retrosheet. Retrieved 2011-08-29.
  3. ^ Buehrle hurls no-hitter to lead ChiSox over Rangers Retrieved July 30, 2012
  4. ^ "UMPS CARE Charities Featured on MASN Broadcast". September 12, 2017. Retrieved August 14, 2018.

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