Kansas baseball fan and umpire appeals to those who love the sport


Baseball umpire Terry Knowles and Derrick Mead, youth sports manager for Shawnee County, are encouraging more people to sign up for officiating youth sports.

Editor’s notice: Terry Knowles played on Wonderful Bend’s point out championship baseball staff and was a three-yr setting up catcher for Kansas Condition University. He also experienced an considerable semi-professional career with groups in Kansas, like two several years with the Wichita Boeing Bo-Jets. Knowles served in the U.S. Maritime Corps as an infantry officer and retired from a 24-yr job in federal regulation enforcement.

Baseball, America’s recreation for all ages, has been in full swing through the point out of Kansas because March. Significant school baseball is extra common than at any time with as several as 240 Kansas varsity teams competing for league titles, regional championships, and the greatest accomplishment of condition winner. With all these hopeful players on our ball fields, there is one glaring obstacle — a shortage of umpires to make it all materialize.


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