Jen Pawol: The Approach of a Female Minor League Baseball Umpire in Pursuit of The Dream
Batting leadoff for Season Two of The Umpire Inspire Podcast: an outstanding umpire with an amazing story and journey!
Jen Pawol is a Minor League Baseball Umpire, notable of course for being the seventh female umpire hired into Minor League Baseball and one of two females to be currently on the MiLB Umpire Staff. But she has also worked in NCAA Division One Softball and National Professional Fastpitch… AND is an accomplished athlete with, among other things, a World Championship title as a member of the 2001 USA Baseball Team… AND is a business owner who mentors and trains young umpires and ballplayers with her own curriculum and online certification courses… AND has had her umpire mask placed on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY… AND has had her journey as a professional baseball umpire featured by ESPN, CBS Sports, Baseball America, The Los Angeles Times, Referee Magazine, MLB.com and many more.
We discuss Jen’s journey to becoming a Minor League Baseball Umpire, her perspectives on being a trailblazer in her profession, her thoughts on her fellow female umpires who blazed the trail for her, and much more. Enjoy!
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