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Umpires

Umpires in the Hall of Fame are truly in a league of their own and deserve a lot of praise. Umpires are perhaps more remembered from the constant jeering than anything else.

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Hall of Fame Umpires

The Baseball Hall of Fame also commemorates some of the best umpires that officiated professional baseball games. You can learn about some famous umpires found in the Baseball Hall of Fame in this section.


Nestor Chylak was the eighth umpire elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Learn about Chylak's 24-year career, including “10 Cent Beer Night.” See more »

Al Barlick shares the record for umping the most All-Star games. Learn more about this flamboyant Hall of Fame umpire. See more »

Jocko Conlan was the first modern umpire to be inducted into Cooperstown. Learn more about this Hall of Fame umpire. See more »

Billy Evans was the youngest full-time umpire in major-league history, and the third elected to Cooperstown. Learn about this Hall of Fame umpire. See more »

Bill McGowan earned the nickname 'No. 1' for being honest, accurate and fair. Learn about this Hall of Fame umpire. See more »

Cal Hubbard was a former football star who became a formidable umpire. Learn more about this Hall of Fame umpire. See more »

Bill Klem, one of baseball's best-known (and most quotable) umpires, retired in 1941. Find history and statistics for this Hall of Fame umpire. See more »

The Baseball Hall of Fame is located in Cooperstown, New York. Learn about former baseball umpires inducted into the Hall of Fame. See more »