Babe Ruth League, Inc. inaugurated the National Umpires Association to assist the local leagues affiliated with the program to educate the men/women in the rules and mechanics of the game in improving the quality of umpiring in their games.
Listed below are some of the benefits of joining the acclaimed Babe Ruth Baseball or Babe Ruth Softball National Umpires Association:
Reasons to Join this Acclaimed Association
- Affiliation with the world's largest regulation baseball program, and the finest softball program.
- Speedy rule interpretations on professional and/or Babe Ruth rules by writing, emailing or calling Babe Ruth League, Inc., or submitting a support ticket through our Help Desk.
- Become eligible to be selected as a member of Babe Ruth Baseball or Babe Ruth Softball World Series umpiring staff. Nine World Series are held annually.
- Professionally produced baseball umpire's manual compiled with the assistance of well-versed and seasoned professional umpire - American League former Supervisor of Umpires, Marty Springstead. Shows positioning for both regulation and "Cal Ripken Baseball" fields, rule compendium, tips on working plate and bases, as well as other important and useful information needed by umpires at all levels.
- Receive Babe Ruth Baseball Rulebook which includes official playing rules of baseball and Cal Ripken Baseball rules or receive the Babe Ruth Softball Rulebook.
- Printable official ID Card.
- Printable membership certificate.
- Handsomely embroidered Babe Ruth Baseball or Babe Ruth Softball National Umpires Association patch.
- Access to our online BULLPEN magazine.
- Batter Up e-newsletter, which includes 'Hey Blue ...', a regularly featured column providing umpiring information and tips.
- UMPIREGRAM - a periodic e-newsletter.
- Regional, State or District Clinics by Umpire Consultants.