EASLEY—Little League Baseball and Softball announced the 115 umpires who will be working the nine Little League World Series this summer last week. The Little League World Series schedule kicks off with the Big League Baseball World Series in Easley on July 24 and ends with the Little League Baseball World Series Championship Game in South Williamsport, Pa. on Aug. 25.
Thirteen umpires have been selected for the Big League World Series, which will begin on July 24 at the J.B. “Red” Owens Complex in Easley.
All umpires hoping to make it to a World Series must have recently worked one of the Regional Tournaments in the same Little League division as the World Series they are being considered to officiate. Regional Tournament experience at other divisions is also considered when making the appointment.
An umpire is eligible to be selected for a World Series assignment once every four years. Each year, thousands of umpires officiate Little League games around the world, with most not receiving any pay for their time. Umpires who are selected to work a World Series are not reimbursed for their travel expenses. But, just like for the player and coaches, umpires who make a World Series come away with life-long memories.