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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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Cal Hubbard

Ted Williams once said that umpire Bill Summers “was like Cal Hubbard. He took complete charge of a game.” Hubbard was perfectly capable of taking complete charge; at 265 pounds, the former football star backed down from no one.


Nestor Chylak

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

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

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

Billy Evans

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

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

Cal Hubbard

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

Bill Klem

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 »

Hall of Fame Umpires

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