Welcome to the UmpireBible

The UmpireBible is the premier website for new and developing umpires of amateur baseball, as well as players, coaches, and fans who are committed to learning the rules of baseball.

Our mission is providing a dynamic learning platform to grow your competency with the rules of baseball, and to provide an introduction to the basics of umpire mechanics. And a bit more, too.

The site features seven main sections. In each one, you'll find informative articles, plus rules references at every step of the way:


Additionally, we have special site collections for important umpire resources:

  • Official Baseball Rules (OBR). We have the entire rule book online. Additionally, we have embedded links to all of the rules references right in the articles themselves
  • High School Rules (NFHS/FED). We have the entire 2018 NFHS rule book online.
  • OBR-FED Rules Differences. A comprehensive listing of the rules differences between the Official (OBR) rule set and the NFHS/FED high school rule set.
  • Index to the Official Rules. A comprehensive index listing baseball rules topics with links to the appropriate OBR rules. One of the best rules reference tools out there.
  • The UmpireBible Blog. Brief essays and discussions about various aspect of baseball, umpiring, and assorted related topics. We like to say, "it's where we make the sausage."


And a great deal more. So welcome to the UmpireBible.