Date and Place of Birth: August 19, 1917 Oneida, Pennsylvania
March 10, 1994 Allentown,
Baseball Experience: Major League
Military Unit: US Navy
Area Served: Atlantic, Mediterranean and Pacific Theaters of Operations
George James “Jim”
Honochick was born on August 19, 1917 in
military service with the Navy later that year. As a lieutenant,
he made a Murmansk run in the fall of 1943 on the pre-war liner
SS Washington, which had been
requisitioned and leased by the Navy, and was subsequently
commissioned as the troopship
He later saw transport duty in the
Honochick returned to
the late 1970s, after retiring from baseball, Honochick gained
fame for his self portrayal as a nearsighted umpire opposite
former Baltimore Orioles’ first baseman Boog Powell in a series
of classic "Miller Lite" television commercials.
Honochick passed away on March 10, 1994 in
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