Jim Joyce: Umpire by day, life-saver by night
An umpire, Joyce is most famous for botching the call that cost then-Tiger Armando Galarraga a perfect game, as he ruled a runner who was clearly out safe at first base.
Joyce owned up to the mistake and surely felt worse than anyone could possibly imagine but still, people may not have been too fond of the guy.
That should stop. Right now.
Joyce, 56, and the other umpires in his crew -- Lance Barrett, Jim Reynolds and James Hoye -- had just arrived at Chase Field and were headed to their dressing room when they saw a woman down in the midst of having a seizure. Noting that, Joyce, who learned CPR when he was in high school, made sure that the woman's head was protected. But shortly afterward, her body relaxed and Joyce knew something was wrong.
"I've had to use CPR before," Joyce said, though not in many years. "This is something everybody should know. Everybody should know what to do in a circumstance like that.
"It's not a hard thing. You don't need a degree. It's very simple, and very easy."
The woman was eventually stabilized, though her condition was something that weighed on Joyce's mind for much of the night.
While Joyce may have saved the woman he was unable to do the same for the D-backs, who went on to lose to the Marlins by a score of 12-3.