In the Big Leagues

May 30, 2024

REVERE, MA – Mike Hinojosa, Director of Revere Parks & Recreation, is taking his umpire skills to the big leagues: the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship, which will take place from June 1-8 in Cary, North Carolina.

The Division II World Series boasts some of the finest teams and umpires in college baseball. Hinojosa, who grew up playing baseball, has been an umpire for 15 years. He initially tested to become a college umpire eight years ago. After passing an intense exam, Hinojosa umped for two trial years before becoming a full-fledged member.

To become a college playoff umpire, one must receive positive feedback from college coaches and fellow umpires. These reviews lead to a selection from the National Umpire Assigner. In previous years, Hinojosa has umped in multiple college playoff rounds, including the regionals and superregionals. This year, he was selected as one of the best in the nation, and will now participate in all playoff rounds of the Division II competition.

Hinojosa most recently won the Robert ‘Curley’ Clement Umpire of the Year Award in 2023. “We are very proud of Mike, and we are excited to see how these College World Series games go,” commented Mayor Keefe. “Mike is a team player and has dedicated many years of service to Revere athletics and recreation. We’re all happy to see him find success as an umpire, too.”


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