What's New

2020 Test is due april 26

New umpire tutorial:

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NEW DATE TbdLittle League and small diamond rules clinic, Reggie Cafe, 7 PM, hosted by Tom Torrisi (recommended for 1st and 2nd year umpires and veterans that are new to LL)

2019 - 20 MIAA background check and baseball registration

This is the link for the MIAA background Check and Registration: http://miaa.arbitersports.com/front/110185/Site

2020 Umpire Exam Due April 26th

"Click here" for the MBUA NFHS Refresher Exam.

"Click here" to take our quiz or go to our Login Page and "Click" on Exam 2020

"Click Here" for a PDF copy of the 2020 exam

"Click Here" for a Word copy of the 2020 exam

2019-20 Executive Board

President Tom Torrisi , Vice-President Rob Prunier , Treasurer Ken Gabriel, Secretary Mike Salach , Interpreter Fred Simm. Our General Board members are Jose Brito, Ralph Marasa , Steve Martinelli, Fred Rheault and JJ Rivera

Become a member of the GLBUA

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Our Executive Board

Tom Torrisi
Tom Torrisi
Vice president
Rob Prunier

Ken Gabriel

Mike Salach
Phil Cultrera

Immediate Past President
Phil Cultrera

Fred Simm

About Us

Mission Statement

The Greater Lawrence Baseball Umpire Association's mission is to recruit, train, improve, promote, and unify baseball umpires across ranks by maintaining a high standard of officiating.

The GLBUA is committed to providing local leagues with qualified, dedicated, trained and dependable umpires. We pride ourselves on a membership that is highly experienced with the rules of baseball, proficient at all levels of play, and committed to professionalism and integrity both on and off the field.


Our vision is to offer the highest qualified officials in the region. By carrying out this vision at every level of our membership, we will strive to recruit qualified and dedicated umpires that foster a passion and respect for the game; thus serving our clients with the most qualified officials and resulting in value for all.


To achieve our mission and realize our vision we must live by our values. With those goals in mind we require the following from our membership:

  • High level of professionalism
  • Exceptional rules knowledge
  • Respectful of all people involved in each contest
Something about us
  • The Greater Lawrence Baseball Umpires Association has served the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire area at all levels of baseball officiating for the past 4 decades,. The overwhelming need for quality baseball umpires spawned the idea to create this organization in the early 1970's. Founding fathers Tom McAvoy, Bill Callagy, Walt Roberts, Larry Lafond and Marty Hamilton met in the basement of the Rendezvous Restaurant in Methuen to pool their ideas into what is now a viable, highly successful and respected umpiring association.
  • The name of the Greater Lawrence Umpires Association was a most appropriate fit because the vast majority of the membership hails from Lawrence, Haverhill, Methuen, North Andover, Andover, Lowell and the border cities and towns of southern New Hampshire.
  • The organization has grown from its humble beginnings in the 1970's of less than 20 members to the present membership of over 200. The G.L.B.U.A. has been led by past presidents Tom McAvoy, Larry Lafond, Bob O'Leary, Fred Simm, Rick Puente, Alan Anselmi, Ken Gabriel, John Shaheen, Dan Clark, Jack Gilhooly,  Scott Young, Mike Lynch, Phil Cultrera and presently Tom Torrisi. Outstanding leaders have continued to consistently maintain an outstanding baseball umpiring organization.
  • Presently, the G.L.B.U.A. has sixteen Lifetime members: Ron Annand, Frank Androski, Tom Clarke, Phil Cultrera, Ted Houlihan, Ken Gabriel, Steve Martinelli, Fred McCann, Roy Nelson, Bob O'Leary, Bob Parker, Rob Prunier, Rick Puente, Fred Simm, Mike Walker and Jim Young . Combined, they have over 350 years of umpiring experience. They have been the cornerstone of this association.

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