What We Are


The integrity of baseball is the responsibility of the umpire upon whom the trust is placed to ensure the game is played by the rules guaranteeing fairness for those involved. During the course of performing these duties, the umpire must at times interpret and clarify rules as they are written.

Umpiries are a necessary evil, but are also much more than that. In addition to being a decision maker and enforcing the rules, umpires are also;

  • managers
  • decision makers; and
  • communicators.