4 C’s of Signals: Clear, Crisp, Consistent, Confidant

Until the late 1800s, baseball umpires did not use any signals. Some historians credit William “Dummy” Hoy, a deaf player with the Washington Nationals, with introducing hand signals for balls and strikes, safe and out calls.  Others, credit umpire  Bill “The Old Arbiter” Klem, who began officiating two years after Hoy retired, with inventing hand more »

Save the Date: GLOA Banquet May 17

Please join your fellow officials as we celebrate the end of the 2019 season.     We highly encourage your wives, girlfriends and significant others to attend, so that we may thank them for supporting us during the season.    Dinner and drink tickets will be provided by the Association. A cash bar will also be available. more »