Joe West

Inducted: 2018
  • Born in Asheville, NC and graduated from Rose High in Greenville, NC
  • Played football at Elon College
  • Longest tenured umpire in major league baseball, with over 40 seasons
  • Worked in six World Series, nine league championship series, and three All-Star games
  • Developed and patented his own chest protector, which was adopted by most MLB umpires