What Umpire Gear & Apparel Minor League Baseball Umpires WearOct 4th, 2018
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As of the 2018 season, all full-season Minor League Umpires receive a $300 voucher for gear and apparel at Ump-Attire.com.
Every MiLB umpire must wear the approved uniform. The equipment they use is their call. As the official supplier, we share our insights on their favorite products.
No Clear Winner
With all the different frames, colors and brands of masks available, umpires show their individuality and preferences through their mask choice. MiLB umpires are no exception.
Champion Body Armor Umpire Chest Protector
You might be surprised to see this, but the Champion's combination of low profile and great value make this the most popular choice among MiLB umpires.
Wilson MLB Platinum Umpire Shin Guards
The most popular shin guard for MiLB umpires is the same as for all umpires across all levels.
New Balance V3 Mid-Cut Black & White Umpire Plate Shoes
No surprise on NB plate shoes but most MiLB umpires do choose the mid-cut style over the low-cut.
New Balance Low-Cut Black & White Umpire Base Shoes
MiLB umpires tend to prefer some white on their shoes for contrast, like most baseball umpires. For the bases, low-cut is more popular than mids.
1 3/4" Hi-Gloss (Patent) Leather Umpire Belt
The final count was 55% to 45% patent leather to genuine leather for MiLB umpires. The 1 3/4" is far and away the most popular width size.
Force3 Dry-Lo Umpire Ball Bag
You will be happy to know that ball bags designed by former MiLB umpire Mark Lollo are worn most by current MiLB umpires.
Replacement Mask Pads
Team Wendy Replacement Umpire Mask Pads - Black
If it's good enough in U.S. military helmets, then it's good enough in MiLB umpire masks.
New Balance Challenger Mock Neck Short Sleeve Compression Shirt
We helped design it. MiLB umpires made this their most popular. We exploded into high-fives!
Tights or Shorts?
Under Armour HeatGear Compression Tights
With MiLB umpires, it is tights by far for both plate and base. For them, the HeatGear fabric works best throughout the season's range of temperatures.
Franklin All-Weather Pro Gloves
These are the best gloves for umpires on the market, and MiLB umpires are wise enough to make this one their favorite.
Champro 4-Dial Optic Yellow Steel Umpire Indicator - 3/2/2
And you thought the high visibility optic-yellow 4-dial indicators were only for softball umpires.
Plastic Umpire Plate Brush
The thin handle fits best in the back pocket where most MiLB umpires store their plate brush.
6" Pro Grade Magnetic Umpire Lineup Holder
Over a long season, MiLB umpires require the durability of a pro grade lineup card holder. The 6" is the most popular size due to lengthier lineup cards used by MiLB teams.
Red Zebra Quick-Dry Gel Pen
With so many lineup changes, red stands out the most. That and the quick-dry Zebra ink makes this the most popular pen of MiLB umpires.
Disclaimer: We are just having fun with this article and in no way are any of the non-uniform products endorsed by Minor League Baseball or the Association of Minor League Umpires.
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About the Author
Pro School Umpire Graduate Josh Mann
A native of Chicago, Josh graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in Economy & Industry and Sports Management. He attended the Minor League Baseball Umpire Training Academy and Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School, umpired in the Frontier Professional Baseball League, and worked in the Chicago Cubs Organization. Josh enjoys baseball, hockey, golf and spending time with his dog Wrigley. He spent 4 years as Ump-Attire.com’s marketing assistant and recently relocated to Arizona.