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  Umpire (baseball) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In baseball, the umpire is the person charged with officiating the game, including beginning and ending the game, enforcing the rules of the game and the grounds, making judgment calls on plays, and meting out discipline.
When three umpires are used, the second umpire is called the first base umpire and the third umpire is called the third base umpire, even though the various umpires may move to different positions on the field as the play demands.
Umpires are responsible for ensuring that all players, coaches, and fans conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner, and that the game is played so that the focus is on playing, rather than on personal matters or "bad blood" between opposing teams.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Umpire_(baseball)   (1760 words)

 The Amateur Baseball Umpire Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Instead they insure that every umpire on the field is focused on the task at hand, that the count is consistent and everyone knows what might occur on the next play.
Often the plate umpire is in the worst situation to call the trapped ball, for example: a breaking ball in the dirt for the swinging third strike.
Where this call is made the base umpire is often in a better position to relay the possession or trapping of the ball to the plate umpire.
www.amateurumpire.com /mech/signs.htm   (3518 words)

 South Jersey Sports Online - Behind the Mask
If in the judgement the umpire the is runner is allowing the defense an opportunity to play, and on the fly ball is dropped, the runner on first can move off the bag for second at first touch.
As far as the umpire's decision to call a dead ball and return the runners to where they were, while trying to be fair, this is a wrong call.
If in the judgement of the umpire the ball is intentinally dropped, the ball is dead, all runners return to the last base occupied at the time of the pitch and the batter/runner is out.
www.sjsports.com /asktheump   (7133 words)

Umpire Coordinators are needed in Minor, Major and Pony leagues.
Umpire coordinators are compensated for their efforts in an attempt to reimburse expenses.
The Board Of Directors for Wasco Baseball recently discussed and determined the league's standard for legal size bats as follows: Bats for Minor League, Instructional and Pee Wee shall not be greater than 2 1/4 inch diameter.
www.wascobaseball.com /pages/blue/blue1.cfm   (461 words)

 What is a Good Umpire - The Official Forum
An umpire must handle the day-to-day boredom of regular paced play but always be ready for the "one off" or "plus one" issues that are bound to occur.
There are many fine umpires are never allowed to do varsity games, while there is a confligration of poor umpires doing the bulk of the varsity games due strictly to their "longevity".
Younger umpires who have worked hard, taken clinics, and worked the dregs of the baseball schedule, have seen no opportunity to advance to do "better" baseball and have taken their talents to other sports.
forum.officiating.com /showthread.php?postid=277607   (3879 words)

 Baseball Umpire Helper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
If the umpire declares the batter, batter-runner, or a runner out for interference, all other runners shall return to the last base that was in the judgment of the umpire, legally touched at the time of the interference, unless otherwise provided by these rules.
The umpire must be aware of where all runners are at the time of the call.
If, in the umpire's judgment, a runner is slowed down by one step at first and then is thrown out by five steps at third, the out should stand.
baseball-rules.com /umphelp.htm   (4008 words)

The Mid-American Advanced Umpire Clinic will provide an opportunity for umpires to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to umpire baseball at the collegiate level.
The Mid-American Advanced Umpire Clinic is a clinic designed for umpires who aspire to work baseball at the collegiate level or for those umpires who are trying to advance to the next level of college baseball.
Umpires will work Junior College baseball games at the Missouri State University Jamboree to enhance mechanics, positioning, and judgment.
www.geocities.com /midamericanumpireclinic   (162 words)

 Baseball Umpire Professionalism
A basic knowledge is required to umpire baseball period, but a true knowledge of umpiring lies a complete understanding of the rules, correct positioning, and proper mechanics.
Our job as umpires is to be the final authority during a baseball game, and that requires for you to get the call correct at all costs.
As an umpire you have to be willing to call the first pitch of the game the same way you call the last pitch of the game.
www.stevetheump.com /umpire_professionalism.htm   (1058 words)

 The Umpire's Call - An e-Newsletter for Amateur Baseball Umpires   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Baseball is a unique sport in the fact the there is no clock, the defensive team cannot score, and one does not have to be tall or large to play the game.
It is time for program administrators and activity directors to prevent this scenario by treating baseball umpires as they would all other athletic officials by providing a private, clean, secure area to dress and properly prepare for the game.
The home plate umpire standing behind home plate, facing the field, leads the meeting while base umpire(s) are standing in front of home plate, facing the plate umpire Umpires should introduce themselves to each manager/coach - use a firm handshake and make eye contact.
www.usjuniortours.com /umpires/April2004.htm   (1703 words)

 The Road to the Majors
Hopefully, with the stability of the Major League Umpires Union and the new World Umpires Association with better management, both Major League Baseball, and the umpires could restore some dignity that was lost.
Major League Baseball's dream to unite the umpires in the American and National Leagues have been set aside for the 2000 season due to the resistance of the old MLUA and the new World Umpires' Association.
Baseball is still finding a way to make their dream if of having total control over its two leagues and it's umpires a reality.
oak.cats.ohiou.edu /~mz332999/esp/intres.htm   (1597 words)

 eteamz.com - The Team Sports Web Site Leader
A good umpire must know all the rules, but learning them is difficult because the rule book is hard to understand.
An umpire must know how the rules should be interpreted and applied in real situations.
An umpire can refer to the rule book when an unusual play occurs, but he should know exactly what to do when the common plays occur.
eteamz.active.com /baseball/rules/obr/umpire/index.cfm   (181 words)

 Little League Umpire Registry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
However, umpires are appointed by the local league president and approved by the local league board of directors.
A select group of volunteer umpires whose knowledge, experience and demeanor have received recognition at top levels of Tournament Play are invited each year to officiate at one of the World Series tournaments.
Most umpires who reach the pinnacle of youth sports officiating (one of the World Series of Little League Baseball or Softball) have been volunteering their time to local Little Leagues for a decade or more.
eteamz.active.com /llbumpireregistry/index.cfm   (773 words)

 Mike's Baseball Rants: Interview with the Umpire Information System Operator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The final accuracy scores assigned to umpires (as I understand it) include all “C” and “A” grades, and also factor in any pitches that are removed due to problems with the data or extenuating circumstances.
From my perspective, it appears that the compromise reached between the Umpires and MLB recognizes precisely that distinction, and allows for umpires judged substandard by the system to work closely with humans to improve and assess their performance.
On the other hand, it is disingenuous of umpire representatives to make this claim since it was their union that filed the grievance that held up installation in all 30 parks.
www.all-baseball.com /mikesbballrants/archives/017278.html   (10022 words)

 American Federation of Umpires
The American Federation Of Umpires, established in 1991, is a group of men and women who share the common goal of consistent improvement in their umpiring skills and knowledge of the game that contributes to the reputation we enjoy with our clients.
The AFU is based in Nassau County, New York, and serves the adjoining counties of Suffolk to the east and Queens to the west.
We are baseball umpires but have added some girls' softball to our client base in response to the growing presence of softball in this part of the country.
www.americanfederationofumpires.com   (190 words)

 The Umpire's Call - An e-Newsletter for Amateur Baseball Umpires   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
If we show young umpires that there is value in training and offer continued support, we will have people standing in line to umpire, and the numbers problem will disappear.
Baseball rules differed in each neighborhood, and disagreements were handled the old fashioned way.
Umpires who successfully complete either course and are WIAA registered baseball umpires will be given credit for 1 varsity contest if he/she is a L4, L5, or Master official, or will be allowed to advance one level in classification if he/she is a L1, L2, or L3 official.
www.usjuniortours.com /umpires/February2004.htm   (1801 words)

 Baseball Softball Dynamics - Instructor Biographies
Whether it is to teach, or to officiate, the common fabric running through these individuals is a deep seated passion for baseball and softball that's combined with a genuine desire and willingness to pass on knowledge and skills to others to move everyone's game to the next level.
During the baseball season he a member of the AFU professional umpire group, as well as North Shore Baseball Umpires Association.
Engel is known as the "Dean of Umpires" because he brought professional mechanics and techniques to the amateur level and thus raised expected levels of performance of umpiring officials throughout the metropolitan area.
www.americanfederationofumpires.com /bios.html   (2280 words)

 Major League Baseball : Official Info : Umpires: How to Become an Umpire
Just like Major League Baseball players, umpires must work their way through the ranks of the minor leagues to get the experience and training they need to make it to the big leagues.
The Jim Evans' Academy of Professional Umpiring operates in Kissimmee, Fla. and the Harry Wendelstedt School for Umpires is located in Ormond Beach, Fla. These are the only two umpiring schools approved by The Professional Baseball Umpire Corp. (PBUC), which oversees all professional baseball umpires.
Altogether there are 68 umpires in the Majors, and 225 in the minor leagues.
mlb.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/official_info/umpires/how_to_become.jsp   (859 words)

 Central Maryland Umpires - Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This site is dedicated to all of the people who devote their time and energy to make recreational youth baseball a reality but especially to those who make the calls.
High school and collegiate umpire associations have regular meetings for that reason.
Realistically, most recreation umpire associations find it impossible to squeeze meetings into their member’s full-time work and officiating schedule.
www.cmumpires.org   (294 words)

 Umpire's Resource Center
The ABUA is the largest membership association for amateur baseball umpires in the U.S. Its purpose is to improve the overall quality of umpiring in youth league, high school and college baseball through innovative teaching and educational programs, and superior educational resources.
PBUC is the subsidiary of Minor League Baseball which employs approximately 220 professional umpires working in 16 minor leagues, from Rookie leagues to Triple A, in the U.S. and Canada.
The minor umpires’ requests are moderate and completely justified in light of their skill and their vital role in preserving the integrity and character of professional baseball.
www.abua.com   (2044 words)

 Major League Baseball : Official Info : Umpires
Former Major League umpire Eric Gregg, known for his big personality, extra-wide strike zone and oversized frame, died Monday night, a day after he was hospitalized with a stroke.
The MLB Umpire Camps, set to launch later this year on the campus of the sport's charter youth academy in Compton, Calif., will offer men and women an opportunity to learn the craft from the best in the business.
John McSherry was a National League umpire beginning his 26th Major League season when he suffered a fatal heart attack on the field 10 years ago on Opening Day.
mlb.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/official_info/umpires/index.jsp   (323 words)

 Minor League Baseball: Official Info: Umpires
The Professional Baseball Umpire Corp (PBUC) is the entity which is responsible for the training, evaluation, and recommendation for promotion, retention, or release of all umpires in the Minor League Baseball system throughout the United States and Canada.
The umpire's evaluations are based on performance during the year and are used by the Minor League presidents to determine whether or not the umpire will advance in classification the following season.
Minor League Baseball trademarks and copyrights are the property of Minor League Baseball.
www.minorleaguebaseball.com /app/milb/info/umpires.jsp   (237 words)

 seattle times article- Frank Workman
Umpiring a baseball game is one of those life experiences (like waiting tables or cooking an entire Thanksgiving dinner) that everyone could benefit from doing at least once, if only to better appreciate those who can handle these harder-than-they-look tasks.
Games are most fun and players play best when the only tension they feel comes solely from the events on the field, not from their parents hollering at the umpires.
And if you still can't help but be critical of the umpire's imperfections and think you can do a better job, do your league a favor: Grab a mask, strap on a pair of shin guards and get behind the plate.
www.northshorell.com /umpire_thoughts.html   (595 words)

 Amazon.com: Baseball Umpires Guidebook, Volume I ¿ Mechanics for a Crew of Two Umpires: Books: Mark R. Ambrosius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Baseball Umpires Guidebook Volume I, Proper Positioning the first of three landmark baseball umpiring guidebooks published by Referee Books and NASO is now available in a newly updated edition.
The positions, mechanics and theories included on these pages are time proven principles currently taught and used by umpires in professional baseballs minor leagues, occasionally supplemented or altered to fit the situations unique to amateur games.
Time has proven weve reached two important audiences with this book: Veteran umpires who want a clean solid reference work they can use as a refresher before and during each season; and, new umpires who are trying desperately to figure out where to stand and why," Topp comments in the new Introduction.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1582080143?v=glance   (616 words)

 SDABu Blue Links
This site offers a variety of information from reviews on publications and equipment available to the umpire to a whole variety of educational material and insights, as well as fun facts, quotes, and other information you may find interesting.
This guy has gone out of his way to acquire the last few years stats of professional players who have been ejected, why they were ejected, and the umpires who ejected them.
Umpires will especially appreciate the history of what their jobs were back then, as well as the rules themselves.
www.sdabu.com /BlueLinks_right.htm   (1073 words)

 Baseball Umpire Online Scheduling Washington District 8   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Here, you will find umpire scheduling, baseball and softball schedules for all levels of little league baseball and sofball in Washington District 8.
Our goal is to provide a tool for the volunteers of District 8 to schedule umpires online and also to communicate with the various teams throughout District 8.
If you are an umpire and you are unsure how to sign up to umpire games, please visit our Instructions page.
www.d8umpires.org   (271 words)

 Calgary Area Baseball Umpires Association - Become An Umpire
The Calgary Area Baseball Umpires Association (CABUA), in cooperation with local youth baseball organizations, is recruiting baseball umpires for the 2006 season.
Without parents, players, player-alumni or friends of baseball coming forward to contribute to the sport program as an umpire, there will be games cancelled or played with insufficient or unqualified umpires.
CABUA is a non-profit association of amateur baseball umpires that umpire various levels of competitive baseball in the Calgary area.
members.shaw.ca /cabua/become.html   (220 words)

 Umpire's Resource Center: Clinics
Not only are the AZUA instructors some of the best umpires on the field, but they are second-to-none on teaching others to maximize their own umpiring potential.
Instructors are Major League, Minor League, NCAA and High School experienced umpires.
All drills are assisted by the 3 Time National Champion GRCC baseball team and coaching staff.
www.umpire.org /frames/fclinics.shtml   (515 words)

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Our umpires, as the individuals with ultimate authority on the field, serve as important role models for all of our players.
Adults can serve as League Umpires (umpire only SFLL games) or District Umpires (umpire SFLL games and also eligible to umpire post-season games involving District teams (Marin and San Francisco Counties).
Returning or otherwise demonstratably experienced umpires between the ages of 18 and 21 who are still students are also eligible for our paid program.
www.formsite.com /sfll/umpapp05   (285 words)

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