Umpire Gear & Apparel How-To LibraryJul 1st, 2020
Baseball and softball umpire “Crew How-To” video articles to help you look your best and prepare your gear & apparel for your game and season.
- Clean & Polish Your Umpire & Referee Shoes
- Crease Your Umpire Cap
- Hem Your Umpire Pants to the Appropriate Length
- Improve the Look of Your Pants Backside
- Improve Your Mask Harness Appearance
- Install A Sun Visor on Your Umpire Mask
- Install Wrap-Around Mask Pads
- Keep Your Plate Shoes Metatarsal Guard from Ripping
- Keep Your Shirt Tucked In When Working the Plate
- Look Taller on the Field
Geared for females but good for short males and youth, too!
- Measure & Size Your Umpire Chest Protector
- Measure & Size Your Umpire Shin Guards
- Pack Your Umpire Equipment Bag
- Replace Your Umpire Chest Protector Harness
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- Replace Your Umpire Mask Harness
- Wear Your Nutty Buddy Cup
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About the Author
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.