The home plate umpire calls whether pitches are strikes or balls. He also calls plays made on home plate. He also tells batters to walk if they are hit with a pitch.
Home plate umpire.
The home plate umpire with occasional help from the third base umpire calls balls and strikes in the game of baseball.
They are called Umpires. One is the plate umpire, one is the field umpire.
The guys on the field with all the pads. One is behind the plate(calls balls or strikes), one by third base(calls the runner safe or if he is out), and one by first base(calls the runner safe or if he is out.
Normaly either the first base umpire or the second base umpire... i have seen the home plate umpire call it!
softball should have 1 plate umpire and 1 field umpire. the plate umpire covers home plate and third base . the field umpire covers first and second and catch or no catch.if he chooses to go out on a dificult catch play. in championship tournaments you will have 1 extra field umpire to be placed at 3rd base he calls fair or foul catch no catch the other field umpire is placed over 1st base and does the same. while calling the bases also..
There can be 2 or 3 umpires for each softball game. One umpire stands behind home plate and calls balls and strikes as well as other plays on the field. The other two are the first base umpire and the third base umpire.
If it hits the umpire behind home plate, it is a foul ball. If it hits a field umpire who is in bounds, then it is a live ball, meaning that the batter might be thrown out at first, or he might reach first base safely (and then this would be scored as a hit without an error),
the home plate umpire is the umpire in chief
Yes. The umpire calls the pitch by determining if any part of the ball crossed any part of the plate within the strike zone. If the pitch does not cross home plate, the umpire calls a ball. If the pitch crosses any part of home plate, the umpire determines the height of the ball as it crossed the plate. If the beight is within the strike zone, it is called a strike. If it is outside the strike zone, it is called a ball.
Depending on the call all umpires can reverse a call but the crew chief supersedes all umpire ...Clarification:The chief umpire for the game, aka. plate umpire makes the final decision on a call when another umpire ask for help. If the umpire does not ask for help no other umpire should interfere with the call. The home plate umpire is the chief umpire, unless the league appoints an umpire as the chief umpire -- MLB appoints a crew chief for every umpire crew, all calls where umpires ask for help will come down to his final judgement. You can find all of this in 9.02 and 9.04 of the rules