|Late umpire Bell's impact went beyond diamond
It was a moment like many others, where you meet a new face and know -- instinctively -- that you'll never see this person again. But I could not have been more mistaken about my first and only lengthy encounter with former big league umpire Wally Bell. I only wish fate could have brought us together one more time. More >
Veteran MLB umpire Bell, 48, dies of heart attack
Wally Bell, a veteran umpire with 21 years of Major League experience, reportedly suffered a massive heart attack on Monday in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. He was 48. Full story >
Four Major League umpires to instruct at 2013 MLB Umpire Camp
Four Major League Umpires have been appointed to serve as instructors at the 2013 MLB Umpire Camp, which will be held from November 3rd-10th at the MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton, California. More >
Marine Corps members take part in umpire camp
The fog was just lifting at Oceanside High School on the morning of April 27 when 18 members of the United States Marine Corps showed up to use their highly trained discipline to learn a new skill -- baseball umpiring, from some of the game's most experienced umpires. Full story >
A grass-roots approach to finding tomorrow's umps
Just as teams search for players, baseball is searching for umpires, with Urban Youth Academy one-day camps being scheduled around the nation to serve as launch pads to find prospective umps. Full story >
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On September 3, 2008, Alex Rodriguez's home run was upheld after being the first instant replay in the Major League history.Instant Replay archive >
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