Jen Pawol Breaks Barriers as Potential First Female MLB Full-Time Umpire

March 16, 2024
Jen Pawol Breaks Barriers as Potential First Female MLB Full-Time Umpire
  • Jen Pawol is set to become MLB's first full-time female umpire, starting as a Triple-A crew chief.

  • Pawol made history by umpiring a spring training game, the first woman to do so since 2007.

  • Her career progression included NCAA softball, rookie ball, and ascending through the minor-league system.

  • Currently, MLB consists of 76 full-time umpires and occasionally utilizes call-up umpires.

  • She is among nine women expected to officiate in minor league games by 2024.

  • There is no established timeline for Pawol's official debut in the Major Leagues.

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