Five Trends of Summer Umpire Gear & Apparel

Jul 30th, 2018

Sky Blue Is The New Summer Umpire Shirt Standard
Majestic and Smitty Sky Blue Umpire Shirts
Majestic MLB & Smitty Replica Umpire Shirts - Sky Blue with Black Side Panels

Matching Your Mask Pads To Your Shirt Color

Wilson Pads with Colors

Wilson MLB Black & Grey Wrap Around Pads

Wilson MLB Sky Blue & Tan Memory Foam Pads
(Discontinued, Sky Blue with BlackNow Available.)

Poly Spandex Is The New Go-To Performance Fabric For Summer Umpire Pants

Poly Spandex Umpire Pants
Charcoal Grey Smitty Performance Poly Spandex Umpire Pants

Wallets with Magnets To Hold Your Lineup Cards Are Now An Essential Umpiring Tool

6" or 5" Pro Grade Magnetic Lineup Holder

Advanced Cooling Products For During And Now After The Game, Too

Catalyst Cryoscarf
Catalyst Cryoscarf

About the Author

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President Jim Kirk

Jim is a leading expert, educator and author on umpire gear, safety & appearance. After playing baseball at Centre College, he worked as a high school umpire. He became involved in E-Commerce while working on an MBA in the early 2000s and bought in 2006, He eventually led it to the leading umpire gear & attire retailer worldwide, a “Best Places to Work in Louisville” honor in 2020 & 2021 and a National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) Preferred Vendor. He maintained a long-standing relationship with Minor League Baseball Umpire Development & Training Academy for 10 years. He serves as an adviser to UMPS CARE Charities, the charity of MLB umpires, served as a 2-term board of director from 2012-2018, and was named their 2015 Ambassador Award recipient. A supporter since the inception of the Wounded Warrior Umpire Academy, he was named to their Board of Directors in 2020.


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