David Martin Reflecting

February 19, 2018

“…I never called a pitch until after it hit the catcher’s mitt. That’s the timing you try to set, and you do it beginning with the very first pitch of the ball game. The pitcher throws, the ball hits the catcher’s glove, and you count to yourself ‘one thousand one,’ and during that time you try to see the pitch again in your mind’s eye, and then you make the call.” p. 125  Doug Harvey



They Called Me God: the Best Umpire Who Ever Lived, by Doug Harvey (2014)

(Doug Harvey was a MLB umpire from 1962-1992, including 5 World Series.)


[I sat next to him at a NASO convention and he let me try on his World Series ring.] 




"Let me know how I can help you achieve your officiating goals."

David Martin, Denton, Texas

World Baseball Softball Confederation Certified

USA Softball Umpire 38 years

USA Softball National Indicator Fraternity/Elite

USA Softball of Texas District 13 Umpire in Chief Slow Pitch

North Texas Umpire Association Clinician

39 year volunteer Special Olympics

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