Named PBUC's Exclusive Supplier!

Oct 23rd, 2012

ARTICLE UPDATE: PBUC name has changed to Minor League Baseball Umpire Development. -11/21/18 is thrilled and humbled to be named PBUC's exclusive supplier of uniforms for the 220 hard-working Minor League Baseball Umpires. We are looking forward to outfitting and taking care of MiLB's umpires next season and beyond!

Jim Kirk and Justin Klemm sign deal at MiLB Office CEO Jim Kirk (left) and PBUC executive director Justin Klemm sign their agreement at Minor League Baseball headquarters in St Petersburg. Photo credit: 

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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, 2024, 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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