The Blue In You: Baseball Umpire Quiz!

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Do you have what it takes to be a baseball umpire? After all, the umpire is the only person who can officiate the game, enforce rules and regulations from the very beginning to the end. It's quite cool yet a challenging job. So, if you are into it, then take the test and find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An umpire calls "Obstruction" on...
    • A. 

      The offense.

    • B. 

      The defense.

    • C. 

      Either the offense or the defense, depending on the play.

    • D. 

      Either the offense, the defense, or the umpire, depending on the play.

  • 2. 
    In baseball, a "tie" goes to the runner.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The "plate" umpire should overrule his partner in situations where an incorrect call was made.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    A good umpire always ignores players who heckle him, and walks away from a coach or manager who wants to argue.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The batter's hands are "part of his bat," and if a pitch hits him in hand, he is not awarded 1st base.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The infield fly rule cannot apply to a fly ball which lands on the outfield grass.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A batter found to have too much pine tar on his bat should be ejected immediately.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Ejecting a player, coach, or manager is something a good umpire never has to do. The best umpires have a "thick skin."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A "balk" call requires that a "ball" be awarded the batter currently at bat.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    If a fielder holds a batted ball for 3 seconds, it is considered a "catch."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False