Top Trending Umpire Gear & Apparel - Summer 2021Jul 20th, 2021
More games and more heat have umpires finding solutions for cooling, comfort, protection, & advanced storage & travel. 20% of the 36 trending items are designed by umpires.
With more games available, both local and far, the storage & travel category has surged this summer. Making the trending list is the V2 Wilson MLB Equipment Bag and separate storage items to put in it - especially the UMPLIFE Cap Carrier and Force3 XL/Plate Shoe Bags.
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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 Ump-Attire.com 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.