• History of Umpiring: The Origin of Hand Signals

    2019-08-20

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    Where did umpires’ hand signals come from? That question has divided baseball historians for years. Finding a definitive answer—which lies more than a century in the past— has proved difficult. We know that umpire hand signals came into common usage in the majors between 1906 and...

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  • From the Umps Perspective

    2019-06-17

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  • George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush Tribute before Astros Home Opener

    2019-04-05

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    Members of the Bush Family were presented with commemorative bricks honoring President George H.W. and Barbara Bush before the Astros home opening game.  The couple were long time Astros fans and always a friend to the umpires.

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  • MLBUA Japan Trip

    2019-04-05

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    When 5 members of the MLBUA were selected to head to Japan for a 7 day trip, which included 4 days of games between the Oakland A’s, the Seattle Mariners, the NPB’s Nippon-Ham Fighters and the Yomiuri Giants, each person knew that their experiences were going to be amazing. What started with...

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