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Get to Know an Ump - Fieldin Culbreth III

September 21, 2017

When asked about his journey to becoming an umpire, Fieldin Culbreth III says his story is no different than most little boys. "I wanted to play baseball. I sat in the backyard and dreamed of the...

A Growing Movement

September 05, 2017

UMPS CARE charities was once a small movement. Begun by major league umpires years ago, its roots are humble, and its birth went relatively unnoticed by the rest of the league. For example, years ago,...

Logan's Forever Family

April 14, 2017

Logan Decker is the UMPS CARE 2013 All-Star Scholarship Recipient. She has overcome some great hurdles in her life and is working on getting her nursing degree at Maranatha Baptist College, thanks in part...

Calling for Christ - An Interview with Ted Barrett

April 11, 2017

UMPS CARE newsletter contributor and umpire wife, Staci Marquez recently interviewed umpire Dr. Reverend Ted Barrett to talk about his off-field endeavors of being an ordained minister and starting...

Get to Know an Ump - Carlos Torres

April 11, 2017

Born in 1978 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Carlos Torres became one of the newest Major League Baseball umpires when he was officially promoted to the full-time staff in February this year as one of four...

Baseball: The League of our World

April 11, 2017

              The World Baseball Classic broke records in attendance and revenue in baseball, and became a significant international event for...

Get to Know an Ump - Jordan Baker

December 20, 2016

Get to Know an Ump – Jordan Baker Jordan Baker, at 6’7”, is the tallest umpire in the major leagues.  Baker, born and raised an Oklahoma boy, started umpiring when he was just 18...

MLB Honors Military Heroes with First Game at Fort Bragg

August 30, 2016

Major League Baseball paid tribute to America’s military heroes at Fort Bragg with the first professional contest of any sport to be played on an active military base. MLB Umpire and Crew Chief...

Get to Know an Ump - Gary Cederstrom

August 23, 2016

A North Dakota boy, Gary Cederstrom was born October 4, 1955, in Bismarck, N.D., and grew up two hours north in the city of Minot, N.D. He played basketball through high school and baseball through college,...

All-Star Scholarship Grad - Josh Perrin

August 22, 2016

UMPS CARE Charities is excited to announce the graduation of TWO of our All-Star Scholarship recipients, Josh Perrin (the 2011 recipient) and Cadence "Zoe" Cottom (the 2012 recipient). Last newsletter...

A Day In the Life

August 21, 2016

Fans across Major League Baseball and even personal friends seem to have this common misperception that the rule enforcers of the game simply emerge out of the shadows of the clubhouse, officiate the game,...

Grill Master

April 06, 2016

If you read any of the item descriptions for the umpire gift baskets during the UMPS CARE Charities Online Auction, you probably noticed: umps love to grill! And what’s not to love? Fire, seared...

All-Star Scholarship Graduate - Zoe Cottom

April 05, 2016

UMPS CARE Charities is excited to announce the graduation of TWO of our All-Star Scholarship recipients, Josh Perrin (the 2011 recipient) and Cadence "Zoe" Cottom (the 2012 recipient). This newsletter...

Get to Know an Ump - CB Bucknor

April 04, 2016

Depending on when you ask CB Bucknor what his initials stand for, you may get “Care Bear” or “Charlie Brown.” But to his fellow umpires, it’s just CB. CB was born in Savanna-la-Mar,...

New Year's Resolutiolns

December 31, 2015

Since just about the beginning of time, mankind has made resolutions. Do better, go bigger, succeed more. The tradition nowadays, of course, is to make them at the New Year; umpires are no different than...

Taking a Break from All Your Worries

December 03, 2015

As the song goes, it sure would help a lot! The offseason helps MLB umpires unwind from a long season of travel—remember, while players spend half the season at home, umpires have “road games”...

A World Series First

December 02, 2015

Major League Baseball umpires strive all year to become the man in black on baseball’s greatest stage, the World Series. It’s a privilege, an honor, and it’s the ultimate achievement....

Get to Know an Ump: Chris Guccione

December 01, 2015

Not many guys, when asked what they’d be doing if they weren’t an MLB umpire, would say, “I would want to be a winemaker with my own vineyard and/or own a Neapolitan wood-fired pizza...

A Real Life Game Changer

September 04, 2015

Well hey there reader!  My name Jeremy Adkins, and with any luck, I’ll be contributing on a regular basis to this wonderful organization’s newsletter. I got involved with UMPS CARE Charities...

The Real "Fake Umpires"

September 02, 2015

A long, long time ago (well, 2009) in a country far, far away (well, okay, it was Canada), a young man said to four MLB umpires he met in a restaurant, "Hey, my season tickets are right behind home...

Get to Know an Ump - Gerry Davis

September 01, 2015

Gerry Davis didn't grow up wanting to become a major league umpire. Gerry grew up in St. Louis and like every red-blooded kid at that time he wanted to become a baseball player. Gerry played...

Umpires bring stuffed animals to sick kids

August 25, 2015

PHOENIX -- As a professional umpire, Chad Fairchild makes plenty of tough calls on a daily basis. However on Tuesday morning, Fairchild had to make a different type of decision: Batman or Spiderman? While...

BLUE for Kids Program

September 02, 2014

Cleveland, OH (September 2, 2014) —Major League Baseball (MLB) Umpires Mike Everitt, and Adrian Johnson visited pediatric patients at The Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital on September...

Umpires visit Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

August 27, 2014

You’ve no doubt heard the old expression, “Nobody loves the umps.” (Check out this clip from “I Love Lucy” with Bob Hope.) Well, that’s not necessarily true. After...

MLB Umpires visit Johns Hopkins Children's Center

August 27, 2014

Baltimore, MD (August 207 2014) —Major League Baseball (MLB) Umpires Jeff Nelson, Laz Diaz, Scott Barry and Pat Hoberg visited pediatric patients at Johns Hopkins Children's Center on August...

MLB Umpires Visit The Children's Hospital at Montefiore

August 20, 2014

Bronx, NY (August 20, 2014) —Major League Baseball (MLB) Umpires Jerry Meals, Paul Emmel, Chris Conroy and Jordan Baker visited pediatric patients at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore...

MLB Umpires Visit St. Louis Children's Hospital

August 06, 2014

St. Louis, MO (August 6, 2014) —Major League Baseball (MLB) Umpires Gary Cederstrom, Lance Barksdale, and Mark Ripperger, visited pediatric patients at St. Louis Children's Hospital on August...

MLB Umpires Visit Phoenix Children's Hospital

July 08, 2014

Phoenix, AZ (July 8, 2014) —Major League Baseball (MLB) Umpires Bob Davidson, Bill Welke, James Hoye, and John Tumpane visited pediatric patients at Phoenix Children's Hospital on July 8,...

MLB Umpires Visit Children's Hospital of Orange County

August 20, 2013

Orange County, CA (August 20, 2013) —Major League Baseball (MLB) Umpires Gerry Davis, Dan Iassogna, Mark Carlson, and Brian Knight visited pediatric patients at the Children's Hospital of...

MLB Umpires Visit All Children's Hospital

August 14, 2013

Tampa, FL (August 14, 2013) —Major League Baseball (MLB) Umpires Marvin Hudson, Wally Bell, Brian Runge, and Jordan Baker visited pediatric patients at All Children's Hospital on August...

UMPS CARE launches 2010 auction

March 12, 2010

Umpire Jim Reynolds has been a part of a lot of memorable events in his 10 years on the Major League staff. Reynolds has officiated All-Star Games and postseason series, but the veteran ump still thinks...

MLB Umpires Visit St. Joseph's Children's Hospital

July 22, 2008

Tampa, FL (July 22, 2008) —Major League Baseball (MLB) Umpires Bob Davidson, Andy Fletcher, Mike Reilly, and Alfonso Marquez visited pediatric patients at St. Joseph's Children's...

MLB Umpires Visit St. Louis Children's Hospital

July 18, 2008

St. Louis, MO (July 18, 2008) —Major League Baseball (MLB) Umpires Gerry Davis, Bruce Dreckman, and Brian Knight visited pediatric patients at St. Louis Children's Hospital on July 18, 2008....

MLB Umpires Visit St. Louis Children's Hospital

July 18, 2008

St. Louis, MO (July 18, 2008) —Major League Baseball (MLB) Umpires Gerry Davis, Bruce Dreckman, and Brian Knight visited pediatric patients at St. Louis Children's Hospital on July 18, 2008....

MLB Umpires Visit St. Louis Children's Hospital

July 18, 2008

St. Louis, MO (July 18, 2008) —Major League Baseball (MLB) Umpires Gerry Davis, Bruce Dreckman, and Brian Knight visited pediatric patients at St. Louis Children's Hospital on July 18, 2008....

News

Get to Know an Ump - Fieldin Culbreth III

September 21, 2017 | Author: Jennifer Jopling

A Growing Movement

September 5, 2017 | Author: Jeremy Atkins

Logan's Forever Family

April 14, 2017

Baseball: The League of our World

April 11, 2017

Get to Know an Ump - Carlos Torres

April 11, 2017

Calling for Christ - An Interview with Ted Barrett

Get to Know an Ump - Jordan Baker

December 20, 2016

MLB Honors Military Heroes with First Game at Fort Bragg

August 30, 2016 | Author: Staci Marquez

Get to Know an Ump - Gary Cederstrom

August 23, 2016 | Author: Kevin Cuddihy

All-Star Scholarship Grad - Josh Perrin

August 22, 2016

A Day In the Life

August 21, 2016 | Author: Jeremy Adkins

Grill Master

April 6, 2016 | Author: Kevin Cuddihy

All-Star Scholarship Graduate - Zoe Cottom

April 5, 2016

Get to Know an Ump - CB Bucknor

April 4, 2016 | Author: Jennifer Jopling

New Year's Resolutiolns

December 31, 2015 | Author: Kevin Cuddihy

Taking a Break from All Your Worries

December 3, 2015 | Author: Kevin Cuddihy

A World Series First

December 2, 2015 | Author: Jeremy Adkins

Get to Know an Ump: Chris Guccione

December 1, 2015 | Author: Kevin Cuddihy

A Real Life Game Changer

September 4, 2015 | Author: Jeremy Adkins

The Real "Fake Umpires"

September 2, 2015 | Author: Kevin Cuddihy

Get to Know an Ump - Gerry Davis

September 1, 2015

Umpires bring stuffed animals to sick kids

August 25, 2015 | Author: William Boor

BLUE for Kids Program

September 2, 2014

MLB Umpires visit Johns Hopkins Children's Center

August 27, 2014

Umpires visit Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

August 27, 2014 | Author: Pete Kerzel

MLB Umpires Visit The Children's Hospital at Montefiore

August 20, 2014

MLB Umpires Visit St. Louis Children's Hospital

August 6, 2014

MLB Umpires Visit Phoenix Children's Hospital

July 8, 2014

MLB Umpires Visit Children's Hospital of Orange County

August 20, 2013

MLB Umpires Visit All Children's Hospital

August 14, 2013

UMPS CARE launches 2010 auction

March 12, 2010 | Author: Bailey Stephens

MLB Umpires Visit St. Joseph's Children's Hospital

July 22, 2008

MLB Umpires Visit St. Louis Children's Hospital

July 18, 2008

MLB Umpires Visit St. Louis Children's Hospital

July 18, 2008

MLB Umpires Visit St. Louis Children's Hospital

July 18, 2008