Breaking Down What Masks MLB Umpires Wear

Nov 20th, 2012
 
Wilson DynaLite Umpire Mask
Top Pick - Wilson Dyna Lite
Let's face it - umpire's need good face protection and who better to take pointers from than the MLB umpires! Kenneth Fitts, a NCAA umpire, shared a list on Umpire-Empire.com of what all of the MLB Umpires are using. Two out of three umpires choose Wilson - preferring either the Wilson Dyna Lite or the Wilson Titanium frames.  
 
Also popular are the Nike Titanium and the Mizuno masks - but you won't be able to run out and buy these!  Nike masks must be gifted by MLB catchers endorsed by Nike. The Mizuno masks are only available for sale in Asia for a steep price.

And when it comes to helmets a count of 5 and 4 choose the All Star MVP4000 and the Wilson A5590 so says Fits (Fittske24 on Umpire-Empire).
 
Which mask are you wearing? And why did you choose it?

Jim and Ken at NCAA Clinic
Jim and Kenneth at 2011 NCAA Umpire Clinic in Nashville

 

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Jim has had a passion for sports since he can remember. After playing baseball at Centre College, he worked as a high school umpire in Kentucky - during the Elbeco shirt years. He became involved in E-Commerce while working on an MBA in the early 2000s and bought Ump-Attire.com in 2006. Jim is proud of Ump-Attire.com's success, staff and sponsorship of various groups including Minor League Baseball Umpires, Minor League Baseball Umpire Training Academy and UMPS CARE, the charity of MLB umpires. He served on their board of directors and was named their 2015 Ambassador Award recipient.

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