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June 11, 1993 | GARY KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jim Garman has seen and felt the changes. When Garman began his professional umpiring career 16 years ago, ESPN did not exist, network television had no interest in college baseball, and the College World Series was played quietly, without much media coverage. Today, every World Series game is telecast nationally by ESPN or CBS, and highlights and controversial plays are shown over and over again on local newscasts across the country.
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June 11, 1993 | GARY KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jim Garman has seen and felt the changes. When Garman began his professional umpiring career 16 years ago, ESPN did not exist, network television had no interest in college baseball, and the College World Series was played quietly, without much media coverage. Today, every World Series game is telecast nationally by ESPN or CBS, and highlights and controversial plays are shown over and over again on local newscasts across the country.
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July 12, 1992 | MITCH POLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 18 years as an umpire, Jim Garman has had an opportunity to work at just about every level of competition. He has worked community college and Pacific 10 Conference games and was a minor league umpire for four years, advancing to the double-A level. For 11 seasons, he has worked the NCAA Division I tournament and umpired two College World Series. Garman, 36, has even had a chance to call balls and strikes at the major league level.
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July 12, 1992 | MITCH POLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 18 years as an umpire, Jim Garman has had an opportunity to work at just about every level of competition. He has worked community college and Pacific 10 Conference games and was a minor league umpire for four years, advancing to the double-A level. For 11 seasons, he has worked the NCAA Division I tournament and umpired two College World Series. Garman, 36, has even had a chance to call balls and strikes at the major league level.
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May 30, 1993
Forrest Kelley, an 11-year-old boxer from Torrance, won a silver medal in the district championships of the U.S. Amateur Boxing Federation's Junior Olympics at Obregon Park in East Los Angeles last week. Kelley finished second in the 95-pound junior division for age 10 and 11. He is a fifth grader at Riviera School in Torrance. * Jim Garman of San Pedro has been selected to umpire at the 1993 College World Series that begins Friday in Omaha, Neb.
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April 26, 1991 | ALAN DROOZ
After giving up life as a minor league umpire and getting a job at TRW, Jim Garman got a taste of what he might have missed. Garman, who retired from the professional ranks in 1981, was among a handful of umpires called to fill in at the major league level while baseball management and the umpires' union worked out a new labor agreement.
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May 5, 1988 | ALAN DROOZ, Times Staff Writer
When the men in blue take the field to umpire the College World Series later this month don't be surprised if one of the officials doesn't look much older than the players. At 32, Jim Garman of San Pedro may be one of the youngest umpires ever to work the College World Series, but he's already a veteran of 10 years as a professional. And his standing is such that for the second straight season he is one of six officials selected from around the country to work the NCAA championship.
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April 21, 1995 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Replacement umpire Bob Homolka shouldn't have trouble keeping track of the count if he's working behind home plate. He is a college math professor. But will fellow National League replacement umpire Wade Ford, a Texas state trooper, fall back on old habits and fine pitchers whose fastballs exceed 55 m.p.h.?
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May 5, 1995 | JOHN LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The phone calls in the Denver hotel room jolted Jim Pacheco like a couple of screaming foul tips to the mask. By the time the ringing stopped, Pacheco had been fired twice in the same day. Still, as the 35-year-old Oxnard resident stands in the unemployment line this morning before working home plate at Matador Field in Cal State Northridge's game against Fresno State, he will entertain no regrets. The big leagues will do that to a guy.
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