Wilson MLB 6" Umpire Throat Guard

A3901-BK Wilson MLB 6" Umpire Throat Guard

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Tough, molded plastic in Wilson umpire throat guard won't bend or break. 6" size with with button-snap straps will fit any brand umpire mask. Available in black with black and white MLB logo.

Questions about this Product

Q. Because of extended mask frames, do I need a throat protector?

A. Yes. While the extended frame design on most masks will protect your adam's apple from most missed or foul balls, it's easy for balls in the dirt to bounce up underneath the mask. Get more protection with at least a 4" inch throat protector.

John Murphy, Senior League Umpire - 6+ Years

Q. "A ball was fouled off the ground and hit the (4 inch) throat protector causing it to swing up and strike my Adam's apple. Do you think the 6" throat protector would help to prevent this by swinging and hitting the chest protector instead."
A. "For some the 4" works better. Some say that the 6" sometimes gets 'stuck' on their chest protector, but some prefer the 6". The MLB umpires do typically wear the larger so maybe they're on to something, and it is without question more protective due to the added length. I would try the 6" and decide which works best for you.

Product Video

Crew How-To: Properly Attach Your Umpire Throat Guard

Ty shows you how to correctly attach your throat guard to your umpire mask for maximum protection.


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Official Reviews


Jim M.

Sparta, NJ

June 13, 2021
Great! I liked the video which showed placing the protector in a higher location on my mask.

Michael P.

Las Vegas, NV

May 21, 2021
I like that a throat guard looks professional, in my opinion. I try to not let it bother but I can’t stand seeing them improperly installed. Why not choose 6” over 4” for that little bit of extra coverage also?

Roy R.

Heidelberg, MS

April 26, 2021
Works well! After taking a ball to the throat earlier this season, I decided to get a longer throat guard which came in handy when another dirt ball bounced up and struck it saving my throat from hop #2. A great buy.

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WARNING: Participants in any sports activity assume risk of injury. This equipment may be used to help aid in preventing or reducing the extent of injury. No equipment can guarantee umpire or player safety from injury during participation, and use of this equipment carries no such guarantee. Do not use any umpire equipment that is damaged in any way.