Article Index

ARTICLE IX.           Supplemental provisions.

Section 1.        Uniform Assignment of Umpires.  The chapters and the members thereof comprising this association shall abide by the following regulation:

Whenever practical, a minimum of two umpires shall be assigned to handle duties of umpiring each game, which umpires shall be members of the Association.  If in the sole discretion of the person delegated to assign umpires, it is impractical or in the best interests of the Association, he may assign one member of the Association to umpire a game.  No member of the Association shall umpire a game in conjunction with an official not a member of the Association except in the instance of assignments to collegiate games, or when called upon to fill in, in the Professional Leagues.

Section 2.        Transfer of Registered Members.  It is permissible for a registered member of the Association to transfer his membership from one chapter affiliated with the Association to another chapter so affiliated.

Section 3.        Territorial Rights of Chapters.  Each chapter of the Association shall have exclusive right of assignment of umpires to all games being played within said chapter’s territory unless the home chapter agrees to  relinquish the right to officiate at that school.  Each chapter has control of  assignments within their territory.  Anyone entering their territory must be assigned by the local assigner.  Territories presently fixed and assigned to the several chapters comprising the Association may be enlarged or modified only by a two-thirds (2/3rds) vote of the voting membership.  Members must have permission to work in another chapter’s territory for High School, Summer Ball and Tournaments.

Section 4.        Standard Uniform.     The uniform of the association is:

HAT: 
Navy blue fitted cap; optional white lettering of the chapter's initials or the NYSBUA Logo may be worn on the hat. If worn, letters must be a maximum of two (2) inch high white letters or the NYSBUA logo. If a chapter approves a logo, each member must wear one. The State Secretary must be notified if a chapter adopts a logo.

SHIRT:
Navy blue short sleeve
1. Cliff Keen (#U126) 100% Nylon Micro Mesh or
2. Anaconda (model SS124) or
3. Smitty (BB-S300 NY navy short sleeve) with state logo embroidered directly on the middle of pocket.
Optional:
Light blue short sleeve
1. Cliff Keen (#U129) or
2. Smitty (BB-S300 PBR powder with red/white/navy trim) or
Red short sleeve
1. Cliff Keen (#U126) or
2. Smitty BB-S300 RD) with navy/white
Navy long sleeve
1. Cliff Keen 100% Nylon Mesh navy blue long sleeved shirt or
2. Smitty (BB-S301 NY long-sleeve navy) with embroidered NYSBUA patch may be worn.
Both umpires must wear the same color shirt. The wearing of the emblem is mandatory. The pocket may be a regular pocket (sewn on three sides, open top) or an open top pocket with a separate section for a pencil or pen.
BEWARE: Cliff Keen shirts must be NON Dri-Fit model. This Dri-Fit model may have the same model number as the nylon micro mesh.

UNDERSHIRT: A long sleeve navy blue or red turtleneck shirt may be worn under a jacket but may not be worn under a short sleeved shirt without a jacket.  Any visible undergarment must be navy blue or red. Both officials must wear the same colored undergarment.

JACKET: A navy blue nylon (flat back) or pullover jacket with zippered turtleneck collar, waistband and cuffs are navy blue knit with navy/red/white trim, embroidered patch, no pockets.  The manufacturer will be Anaconda Kay Sports, Inc. Optional black or navy blue plate coat specifically designed for baseball may be worn behind the plate only. State patch must be embroidered on the left breast of coat.

BELT: black belt

TROUSERS: Heather gray trousers with or without pleats (expandable waist is acceptable)
1. Fechheimer Brother Company: Flying Cross Brand (#68230) Plate or base
2. Cliff Keen: Plate, combo or base, with or without pleats.
3. Smitty : BB-S370 (base pants); BB-S371 (combo pants); BB-S372 (plate pants)

SHOES: Black shoes or commercially made shoes predominately black in color with Logo and/or Trademarks of white only allowed; black socks;

OTHER EQUIPMENT:
Equipment must be black or navy blue with the exception of the chest protector which may be any color. Inside chest protector and shin guards must be worn under the uniform.

MASK: black or blue mask (straps and padding to be black, navy blue or tan/natural). Hockey style mask may be worn and must be navy blue or black.

BALL BAG: navy blue or gray ball bag;

Section 5.        Official N.Y.S.B.U.A. Emblem.  The official N.Y.S.B..U.A. emblem shall be embroidered (with the top of the patch centered) on the left breast of the shirt, and jacket.  Wearing of the emblem is mandatory.  Members found not wearing the proper uniform will be fined as described in Appendix A to Article IX, payable to the Chapter Treasurer.

Section 6.        American Flag.       Wearing the American Flag on shirts and jackets is optional..  The flag must be on the back of the shirt and jacket.  If a chapter approves wearing the flag, each member must comply.  The State Secretary must be notified. 

Section 7.        Summer Uniform.     When officiating a Summer game, optional powder blue or red shirt (Cliff Keen #U126) with the N.Y.S.B.U.A. logo on the pocket may be worn.  A navy blue undershirt may be worn under a powder blue or red shirt.  A blue or red undershirt is legal when worn under a navy blue shirt.  The American Flag may be worn on the back of the shirt.  All members must comply.

Section 8.        Interpretation Meetings.  A chapter not represented at one of the meetings will not be eligible to officiate in the State Tournament the next time the chapter is scheduled to participate.

Section 9.        Tobacco.     No official shall use any tobacco product on or near a playing field.

Section 10.      Jewelry.       No jewelry, other than a wedding ring, may be worn. Medic alert jewelry should be taped, as per the rule book.