MLB umpire supervisor Larry Young spent this past weekend in Ireland, training aspiring Irish umpires. The clinics were part of the Baseball United Foundation’s Baseball Exchange initiative with Baseball Ireland.
Young spent two days training over two dozen current and prospective Irish umpires. The training took place in an indoor space in Ashbourne, County Meath. Training included a classroom setting and a simulated game setting.
Young, who spent 22 seasons as an MLB umpire, began as an American League umpire in 1985. Beginning in 2000, Young umpired games in both the American and National League, until his retirement in 2007. During the course of his MLB career, Young worked 2,848 regular season games, two All-Star Games and two World Series.
Young is currently an executive for Major League Baseball, working as an umpire supervisor.
Here’s Larry Young with Baseball Ireland’s head umpire Glen Poor at the conclusion of the two-day training session in Ireland: