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 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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President Jim Kirk

Jim has a heart for sports officials and is one of world’s top experts on umpire gear, apparel and safety. After playing baseball at Centre College, he worked as a high school umpire during the Elbeco shirt years. He became involved in E-Commerce while working on an MBA in the early 2000s and bought in 2006. Jim is proud of's success, staff and support for multiple groups including Minor League Baseball Umpires, Minor League Baseball Umpire Training Academy, the Wounded Warriors Umpire Academy and UMPS CARE, the charity of MLB umpires. He served on the UMPS CARE board of directors and was named their 2015 Ambassador Award recipient.


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