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Orange County (New York) Baseball Umpires Association - OCBUA


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The Orange County Baseball Umpires Association is affiliated with the New York State Baseball Umpires Association and provides certified umpires for high school baseball in Section 9, Orange County, New York. 
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The association also provides umpires during the summer and fall for numerous non-school teams and leagues, including American Legion and "travel" youth teams and leagues and adult baseball leagues.     
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E Mail contacts:  For information, Information@ocbua.com;

To contact the Exectutive Board: Board@ocbua.com;

Enqiuries intended for the rules interpreter: Interpreter@ocbua.com.

To contact the president: President@ocbua.com.

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 845.534.4960; Attorney@Hudsonvalleylegal.com 

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2018

 2018 MEETINGS: 

 Meetings at Chester Academy unless otherwise noted. 


Wed 2/7 (Snow date 2/13) 7 pm Chester


Wed 3/21 Rules Interp 7 pm Chester


Wed 4/25 7 pm Chester

 

Wed 5/23 7 pm Chester - Summer ball


Wed 5/30 Dinner Old Erie

 

Sectional meetings tba .

 

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NEW OFFICIAL CERTIFICATION CLASSES AND TEST

 

The Orange County Baseball Umpires Association will be holding a class for umpires for high school and summer games for the 2018 season. Membership is open to residents of Orange County. Classes will be held at Chester Academy at 7:00 p.m. on November 6, November 8, November 14, November 16, November 28, and December 5. Fee is $40 payable on November 6. Please email ocbua@yahoo.com if you need any further information. 



RULES LINKS 

Rules of Baseball 

American Legion Baseball

NCAA

Hudson Valley NABA

NYEB (Regular Season) 

NYEB (Tournaments)

NHBL (Newburgh Hardball League) 

Other: Decertified Bats: 

2016 Interpretation Presentation

2016 NFHS Interpretations

2016 OCBUA New Umpire Clinic

 



UP TO THE MINUTE CANCELLATIONS FROM BOCES SITE


Thursday, May 6
MODIFIED RULES CLARIFICATIONS:  NO TIME LIMIT on modified games.  Play up to two extra innings if game is tied.  Full rules at BOCES site.

Bats and safety restrictions timeline
1970: The Worth Bat Co. produced the first aluminum bat to hit the market.

1972: Worth produced ...


OCBUA CONSTITUTION ONLINE

Can also be downloaded as a Word file from handouts.



SECTION 9 CONTRACT AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD

Professional Rules Changes Since the 1850's.

Umpiring Timeline

1876 - William McLean, from Philadelphia, became the first professional umpire when he umpired the first game in National League history between Boston and Philadelphia on April 22.

1878 - The National League instructed home teams to pay umpires $5 per game.

................click here for more.

 The MLB Strike Zone: A historical timeline (from the MLB site)

1996 - The Strike Zone is expanded on the lower end, moving from the top of the knees to the bottom of the knees.

...............click here for more.

A little known fact... The first testicular guard (cup) was used in baseball in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1934. To some this proves it took 60 years for men to realize that the brain is also important.



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