MLBUA Remembers ...
Eric Cooper became a member of the Major League staff in 1999...worked the 2015-17 AL Wild Card Games; Division Series (2003, 2005-06, 2008-09, 11-14); the 2004-17 NLCS; the 2014 World Series; and the 2005 All-Star Game...worked the San Juan round of the 2009 World Baseball Classic and the 2017 WBC...was...Read More
History of Umpiring: The Origin of Hand Signals
Where did umpires’ hand signals come from? That question has divided baseball historians for years. Finding a definitive answer—which lies more than a century in the past— has proved difficult. We know that umpire hand signals came into common usage in the majors between 1906 and...Read More
From the Umps Perspective
George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush Tribute before Astros Home Opener
Athletics - Astros
Members of the Bush Family were presented with commemorative bricks honoring President George H.W. and Barbara Bush before the Astros home opening game. The couple were long time Astros fans and always a friend to the umpires.Read More