Umpire facts for kids

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Baseball umpire 2004
An umpire judging a play in 2004.

An umpire is someone who makes sure all of the rules are followed and that no one cheats games such as Major League Baseball, tennis, and cricket.

Umpires officiate the game. Their responsibilities include:

  • beginning and ending the game
  • enforcing the rules of the game and the grounds
  • making judgment calls on plays
  • meeting out discipline

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