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4-umpire mechanics. The objectives of 4-umpire mechanics. Have an umpire at every base or close to every play Try to keep one umpire AHEAD of the lead runner If possible, “box” the runner between three umpires. Field Umpire Positions. Generally with Right-Handed batters. Generally with

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4-umpire mechanics


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The objectives of 4-umpire mechanics

  • Have an umpire at every base or close to every play

  • Try to keep one umpire AHEAD of the lead runner

  • If possible, “box” the runner between three umpires


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Field Umpire

Positions

Generally with Right-Handed batters

Generally with

Left-Handed batters

E

E

F

B

C

A

D

A

D


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Fair / Foul

Coverage


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Someone goes out on

EVERY fly ball

Fly Ball Coverage


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Fly Ball Coverage

U2 is OUT

(in E or F)


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Same coverage

used in 3-Umpire

Mechanics

Fly Ball Coverage

U2 is IN

(in B or C)


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Fly Ball Coverage

When U2 is inside (in B or C)

He STAYS inside

U2 does NOT go out for a fly ball, leave that to U1 and U3


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If you GO OUT

You STAY OUT


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If U1, U2 or U3 “goes out”

Coverage in the infield reverts

to 3-Umpire Mechanics


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U2 is the “KEY”

for rotation when U2 is OUT

(E or F)


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U3 is the “KEY”

for rotation when U2 is IN

(B or C)

Just like

3-Umpire

Mechanics


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If ANY umpire goes out

on a fly ball………

Revert to

THREE-UMPIRE Mechanics


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INFIELD

Catch / No Catch

U3 is OUT

(in E or F)


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INFIELD

Catch / No Catch

U2 is IN

(in B or C)


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Tagups and Touches

U2 - IN

(in B or C)

Base Hit / Infield Hit


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Tagups and Touches

U1 Goes Out

U2 is OUT


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Tagups and Touches

U1 Goes Out

U2 is IN


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Tagups and Touches

U2 Goes Out


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Tagups and Touches

U3 Goes Out


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Go to the “Open” umpire

U1 for RIGHT handed batters

U3 for LEFT handed batters

CHECK SWINGS


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NO Runners


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E

Umpire Positions

NO Runners


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No Runners

U1 goes OUT


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No Runners

U2 goes OUT


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No Runners

U3 goes OUT


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No Runners

Base Hit


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No Runners

Hit to Infield


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Runner on First


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Runner on First

Umpire Positions


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Runner on 1st

U1 goes OUT


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Runner on 1st

U3 goes OUT


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Runner on 1st

Base Hit


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Runner on 1st

Infield Hit


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Runner on Second


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Runner on Second

Umpire Positions

OptionalPosition “F”


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Runner on Second

U2 in “B”

U1 Goes Out


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Runner on Second

U2 in “B”

U3 Goes Out


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Runner on Second

U2 in “B”

Base Hit


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Runner on Second

U2 in “B”

Infield Hit


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Runner on Second

U2 in “F”

U1 Goes Out


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Runner on Second

U2 in “F”

U2 Goes Out


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Runner on Second

U2 in “F”

U3 Goes Out


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Runner on Second

U2 in “F”

Base Hit


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Runner on Second

U2 in “F”

Infield Hit


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Runner on Third


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With a Runner on 3rd only,

U2 should ALWAYS be on

The 3rd base side of the field

Runner on Third

Umpire Positions


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And here’s why….


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Runner on Third

Fly Ball to

Shallow Left Field less than 2 outs


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Runner on Third

U1 Goes Out


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Runner on Third

U2 Goes Out


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Runner on Third

U3 Goes Out


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Runner on Third

Base Hit


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Runner on Third

Infield Hit


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Runners on

1st and 2nd


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Runners on

1st and 2nd

Umpire Positions


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Runners on

1st and 2nd

U1 Goes Out


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Runners on

1st and 2nd

U3 Goes Out


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Runners on

1st and 2nd

Base Hit


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Runners on

1st and 2nd

Infield Hit


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Runners on

1st and 3rd


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Runners on

1st and 3rd

Umpire Positions


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Runners on

1st and 3rd

U1 Goes Out


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Runners on

1st and 3rd

U3 Goes Out


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Runners on

1st and 3rd

Base Hit


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Runners on

1st and 3rd

Infield Hit


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Runners on 2nd and 3rd


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Runners on

2nd and 3rd

Umpire Positions

OptionalPosition “F”


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Runners on

2nd and 3rd

U2 in “B”

U1 Goes Out


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Runners on

2nd and 3rd

U2 in “B”

U3 Goes Out


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Runners on

2nd and 3rd

U2 in “B”

Base Hit


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Runners on

2nd and 3rd

U2 in “B”

Infield Hit


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Runners on

2nd and 3rd

U2 in “F”

U1 Goes Out


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Runners on

2nd and 3rd

U2 in “F”

U2 Goes Out


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Runners on

2nd and 3rd

U2 in “F”

U3 Goes Out


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Runners on

2nd and 3rd

U2 in “F”

Base Hit


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Runners on

2nd and 3rd

U2 in “F”

Infield Hit


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Bases Loaded


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Bases Loaded

Umpire Positions


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Bases Loaded

U1 Goes Out


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Bases Loaded

U3 Goes Out


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Bases Loaded

Base Hit


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Bases Loaded

Infield Hit


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No Matter What Happens…..or

Who misses a rotation

FILL THE HOLE !!!

We can talk about missed

coverage later……….but

SOMEONE has to be there

to MAKE THE CALL


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