Umpiring From Behind The Pitcher


M.V. Basye from Virginia asks:

Has the baseball umpire ever stood behind the pitcher

Although it is unclear as to when they did and when they stopped, the umpire used umpire from behind the pitcher, along with other places, in order to get in the best position to see the pitch. However, we can assume that the home plate umpire started to become more of a normality after 1885 when umpires started wearing chest protectors for the first time.

Answered by: Jonathan Bravo
Keywords: Umpire Positioning

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