Umpires

umpire-cutout-painting1Often overlooked, umpires play an integral part in the Little League experience, as it is they who ensure the game is played properly and fairly. Most Little League umpires have no sons or daughters playing Little League baseball or softball. They volunteer because they love the game and want to give players the best experience possible.

To reach the World Series, umpires must demonstrate expertise at each level of tournament play. Umpires must apply to their region headquarters to be considered for a regional tournament and be endorsed by their district administrator. Once at the regional tournament, umpires are evaluated. Little League uses the evaluations to determine World Series assignments, for which umpires must apply.

As volunteers, World Series umpires receive a nominal stipend to help defray travel costs to Bangor. Once here, they are provided free room and board.

2016 Umpires

Name

Hometown

Region

Years

Ken Armstrong

New Westminster, British Columbia

Canada

14

Matthew G. Bingaman

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

U.S. East

22

Nick Boylan

Fort Wayne, Indiana

U.S. Central

13

Weldon Herring

Brenham, Texas

U.S. Southwest

37

Philip Levesque

Nashua, New Hampshire

U.S. East

25

Jules Martina

Hague, Netherlands

Europe-Africa

13

Christopher Mathis

Orchard, Washington

U.S. West

20

James Meurer

Naperville, Illinois

U.S. Central

25

Amy Steinrich

Palm Bay, Florida

U.S. Southeast

22

Brian Sweet

Bellevue, Washington

U.S. West

13

Francis Soerka

Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles

Latin America

16

David Wellington

Sterling, Virginia

U.S. Southeast

16

Dan Wilkinson

Albuquerque, New Mexico

U.S. Southwest

10