No. 4 from 2017-18: A Major Car Accident, But The Umpire Still Did Her Job

    As we continue counting down my Top 10 favorite John's Journal stories from the 2017-18 school year, here is No. 4. It's an astounding tale of a dedicated official who refused to let a serious car accident stop her from getting to a game. It was originally posted on May 21.

    A Major Car Accident, But The Umpire Still Did Her Job

    M.J. Wagenson was in such a hurry to get from one softball game to another that she was still wearing her chest protector and shin guards while driving. After working behind the plate at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III tournament in Rochester, the veteran umpire was driving 13 miles to a high school game in Stewartville last Thursday. And everything was going fine until another driver pulled out in front of her.

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