STAFF FEATURE: Hunter Fry, Minor League Baseball Liaison

Feb 17th, 2020

If you called or emailed us in the past three years, the odds are good that Hunter Fry was there to help.

Hunter Fry

Hunter has served in what we call our customer service lead role. That title goes to the most experienced service staff person who also provides guidance to the rest of the service team.

Service Department

Starting with the 2019 season, he began handling a majority of customer service issues from the 230 Minor League Umpires we serve.

MiLB Uniforms

In January 2020, he coordinated all our preparations as Official Uniform Supplier of the MiLB Umpire Training Academy.

Hunter Helping Student

In February, at the MiLB Advanced Course, Hunter fit each student with his or her Minor League uniform should they be hired.

Hunter Fitting Student

He is currently working to ensure MiLB umpires have the uniforms and gear they need for their upcoming season.

In March, he’ll attend the MiLB umpire spring training meetings in Tampa and Phoenix.

Hunter came to us via a suggestion of one of our good friends Michael Neel.

Hunter has a bachelor’s degree in sports management from Eastern Kentucky University, he served a 6-month internship at Historic Dodgertown and is a former high school basketball official.

Hunter and Phil Cuzzi
Hunter with MLB Umpire Phil Cuzzi at the MiLBUTA Banquet

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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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