Updated Wednesday February 27, 2019 by Ithaca Babe Ruth League.

Ithaca Baseball uses local umpires for all Cal Ripken spring and summer league games, as well as some of our Babe Ruth and Travel games. We are actively seeking to expand our roster of umpires and create a strong local umpiring team.

Potential umpires must be at least 14 years old for the Cal Ripken Minors division and 15 years old for the Cal Ripken Majors division. They must also have demonstrated knowledge of the game. The league will provide additional training before the season starts, including local league rules and an understanding of field positioning for all levels of play.  

Umpires must provide their own transportation to and from games. Dependability and timeliness are critical requirements.

Our rules require that all coaches, spectators, and players treat umpires with respect. Umpires will receive regular support from our Umpire-in-Chief and the IBRL Board of Directors. At the same time, umpires must always present themselves professionally, as they too are the face of our program.

If you are interested in becoming an Ithaca Baseball umpire, contact Umpire-in-Chief Keith McCarthy.