Important Info regarding this year and the World Series

7/8/2021

 Dear Alumni and New members

 Greetings! Hope this finds you all well. What a last 18 months it has been! Now that we are a little better situated with those pesky issues involving Covid 19, there is much too discuss and this hopefully will provide sufficient info.

 First, and as most of you are aware, this years (2021) Regional and World Series Tournaments have been limited to only the Little League division for both baseball and softball. All other regionals and world series have been cancelled. Moreover, these tournaments have been limited to U.S. teams only, a decision made by Little League International some several months ago. In addition, International also made the decision to limit seating in the stadiums to “player families” only. And as of this writing, it has not changed. We expect to hear from International regarding the seating soon, although we have no idea how they will in fact decide to proceed.

 The Executive board met on May 16, 2021 and with a quorum present, the following matters were discussed and voted upon.

  • Based on the limited seating in the stadiums and State of Pennsylvania mandated restrictions (since lifted), it was felt that opening up the Hospitality Room would not make any sense, either financially or practically with the probability of so many staying away this year. Unfortunately, the Board voted NOT to open the hospitality room for this World Series. Umpires working the series will still receive their plaques as always.
  • Also, the Board voted not to have a General Membership meeting this year, based on the above concern of the lack of members coming to the series this year. The Executive Board will attempt to have an online meeting sometime in September. Any news from that meeting will be posted accordingly.
  • Elections: The board also voted to continue with all current board members in place for one more year, ending as normal October 31, 2022. This will bring the elections back into sync with and avoid having to amend the by-laws. Elections next year will be busy as we have lost two board members to resignation. Jack Ruscoe resigned over the spring from his At Large position and Chuck Stimpson resigned at this board meeting from both his positions as Chairman of both the Membership and Hospitality committees. PLEASE CONSIDER ANY ONE OF THESE THREE POSITIONS! We need new blood with ideas to help us maintain this proud and wonderful position. Anyone interested please contact us.  Both the chair positions should not be left unfilled and I have volunteered to take over the membership position until someone comes forward.
  • Genetti Hotel: Many of you know we have made our home at the Genetti for many years. However, a couple years ago, the Genetti’s management services were taken over by an outside hotel chain. Since their take over, we have experienced less than ideal service along with some not so subtle hints. The board discussed and has authorized the hospitality committee to look into alternatives to include the hotel where the umpires are housed. NOTE: As of this writing one of our members has indicated that the owner of the Genetti has reconfirmed that we still have a home. While this has not been verified, it certainly is hopeful.

Yours in Umpiring

Paul E. Bernor

President

2020 World Series Umpires Announced

The Little League World Series Umpire Alumni International sends congratulations to the 90 umpires who have been selected to work at the various world series tournaments this season.  We are proud of all of your hard work, and know that you will make your local leagues, and districts very proud.  

Little League Baseball World Series (South Williamsport, Pa.)

(by name – place of residence – region represented)

  • Wayne Beaumier – Cypress, Texas – Southwest
  • Kenton Bottoms – Lawrenceburg, Kentucky – Central
  • David Brown – Calgary, Alberta – Canada
  • Andrea Galiano – Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Southeast
  • Henry Garnett – Ramona, California – West
  • Mark Gilmour – Kahibah, New South Wales, Australia – Asia-Pacific
  • James Hinojosa – Romulus, Michigan – Central
  • Philip Levesque – Nashua, New Hampshire – East
  • Rigobert Obispo – Willemstad, Curaçao – Latin America
  • Michael Orlando Jr. – Peabody, Massachusetts – East
  • Richard Ranalli Sr. – Jersey City, New Jersey – East
  • Scott Strache – Chicago Ridge, Illinois – Central
  • Blake Taylor – Nuneaton, United Kingdom – Europe and Africa
  • William Vikara – Pace, Florida – Southeast
  • Brett Wagner – Odessa, Texas – Southwest
  • Dennis Williams – SeaTac, Washington – West

Little League Softball World Series (Location TBD)

(by name – place of residence – region represented)

  • Mitchell Lemponen – Ashtabula, Ohio – Central
  • John Cheesbrew – Fredericksburg, Virginia – Southeast
  • Douglas Durling – Davenport, Florida – Southeast
  • Walter Gross – Rio Rancho, New Mexico – Southwest
  • Greg Hodges – Needville, Texas – Southwest
  • David Mancari – Poughkeepsie, New York – East
  • Joseph Muriente – Camuy, Puerto Rico – Latin America
  • Mark Oda – Pinole, California – West
  • Chester Rice – West Des Moines, Iowa – Central
  • Jamie Sims – Beaverton, Oregon – West
  • Joseph Ungrady – Oxford, Connecticut – East

Intermediate (50/70) Baseball World Series (Livermore, Calif.)

(by name – place of residence – region represented)

  • Terrance Bean – Clarion, Pennsylvania – East
  • Sean Belfry – Gansevoort, New York – East
  • Jim Catania – North Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada
  • John Cleary – Moorpark, California – West
  • Mark Dieringer – Port Lavaca, Texas – Southwest
  • Seddrick Dixon – Fort Pierce, Florida – Southeast
  • Chris Ekstrom – Davenport, Iowa – Central
  • Filip Havlik – Prague, Czech Republic – Europe and Africa
  • Josh Koenig – International Falls, Minnesota – Central
  • Todd Marr – Arlington, Texas – Southwest
  • Ucal Palmer Jr. – Austell, Georgia – Southeast
  • Rafael Ruiz – Mayaguiz, Puerto Rico – Latin America
  • Don Tsukamoto – San Jose, California – West

Junior League Baseball World Series (Taylor, Mich.)

(by name – place of residence – region represented)

  • Carl Anable – Westworth Village, Texas – Southwest
  • Felton Brown – Houston, Texas – Southwest
  • Toby Colon – Havertown, Pennsylvania – East
  • Sal Gambino – Fallbrook, California – West
  • Mike Goicoechea – Tampa, Florida – Southeast
  • Patrick Griffin – Galesburg, Michigan – Central
  • Carlton Harris – Rowland Heights, California – West
  • Rob Macdonald – London, Ontario – Canada
  • Jules Martina – The Hague, Holland – Europe and Africa
  • Michael Phinazee – Tallahassee, Florida – Southeast
  • Gaspar Santos-Gonzalez – Cidra, Puerto Rico – Latin America
  • Owen Sprague – Cornish, Maine – East
  • Tomoyuki Tada – Jakarta, Indonesia – Asia-Pacific
  • Roderick Williams – Indianapolis, Indiana – Central

Junior League Softball World Series (Kirkland, Wash.)

(by name – place of residence – region represented)

  • Rex Fogle – Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin – Central
  • Michael Foltz – Luray, Virginia – Southeast
  • Juan Galarza – Villalba, Puerto Rico – Latin America
  • Scott Goodwin – Phoenix, Arizona – West
  • David Jones – Red Cliff, Alberta – Canada
  • Jeffrey Lindhorst – Ingleside, Texas – Southwest
  • Ross Pease – Vernon, Connecticut – East
  • Milton Pitt – Forest Heights, Maryland – East
  • Jeffrey Pratt – San Jose, California – West
  • Richard Randall – Youngstown, Ohio – Central
  • Ian Tyra – Sterling, Virginia – Southeast
  • Brandi Watson – Elgin, Texas – Southwest

Senior League Baseball World Series (Easley, S.C.)

(by name – place of residence – region represented)

  • Bill Bailey – Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania – East
  • Robert Curtis II – Bangor, Maine – East
  • Hector Figueroa-Rodriguez – San Juan, Puerto Rico – Latin America
  • David Frye – Fort Pierce, Florida – Southeast
  • Brian Hollowell – Goshen, Indiana – Central
  • Philip King – Lancaster, Ohio – Central
  • Rich LeMieux – Lake Stevens, Washington – West
  • Thomas McDonald – New Braunfels, Texas – Southwest
  • Rodger Moss – Brazoria, Texas – Southwest
  • Andres Pagan Jr. – Clermont, Florida – Southeast
  • Marc Reyes – Maple Ridge, British Columbia – Canada
  • John Yots Jr. – Foothill Ranch, California – West

Senior League Softball World Series (Lower Sussex, Del.)

(by name – place of residence – region represented)

  • Robert Cain II – Taylor, Michigan – Central
  • Paul Eaton – Redmond, Oregon – West
  • Stephen Gaither – King George, Virginia – Southeast
  • Adrian Gaudet – Calgary, Alberta – Canada
  • John Hill – Portland, Maine – East
  • Kyle Hughes – Ballinger, Texas – Southwest
  • Keith Ludwig – Trappe, Maryland – East
  • Rumini Modestro Thode – Willemstad, Curaçao – Latin America
  • Thomas Peckham – Seattle, Washington – West
  • Vincente Piscitello – Seminole, Florida – Southeast
  • Mark Saurer – Louisville, Kentucky – Central
  • Ronald Thompson – Rio Rancho, New Mexico – Southwest

DPH Custom Pins Named Official Pin Supplier of LLWSUAI

DPH Pins in Wintersville, Ohio, has been named the official pin supplier of the Little League World Series Umpire Alumni International.  We are very pleased to be able to work with such a quality organization.  As our official pin supplier, there are benefits available to all world series alumni members, and new world series and regional level umpires.

  • All World Series and Regional Umpires assigned in 2019 will receive at 25% discount on their new pin orders this year.  Just mention where you have been assigned this year.
  • All Current LLWSUAI members should mention code 0297 when ordering pins.  You will receive 10% off of your order, and the association will receive 10% of all orders as a donation from DPH.  You can save some money and support the association on your pin orders.

You can visit DPH at their website, http://www.dphcustompins.com, to get started today.