The correct answer to this question is 6. Several sports have umpires, which include softball, baseball, and tennis, with baseball being the sport they are most known for. An umpire's job is to officiate the game. Along with that, they start and conclude the game, make the judgment call on plays, enforce the rules of the game, and ensures that no one cheats. They are also known as umps or blues. During the early years of sports, there would only be one umpire for the game. Since the 20th century, there have many multiples which make up the umpiring crew.
There are seven umpires in a softball game, and there is always one umpire on the home plate. The plate umpire often uses an indicator to keep track of the game. Decisions about the play or made by umpires, like a reference in American football. The number of umpires on any given game can range from a minimum of one to a maximum of seven. There is never; however, more than one umpire at the plate.
There can be up to three with one on each base, and up to three additional, placed in the outfield. Most fastpitch games use a squad of two umpires. The plate umpire starts each play behind the catcher. The plate umpire calls the game and usually handles any changes in the game. So, the maximum number of umpires released in the game would be six.