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This profile was last updated on 12/1/08  and contains information from public web pages.
 
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Las Vegas Fall Nationals - Chief ...
www.travelballselect.com, 1 Dec 2008 [cached]
Las Vegas Fall Nationals - Chief of Umpires Mark Hratko loves his job
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As the head of Copperstate Umpires Association, Hratko is about as important of an individual as you're going to find when it comes to baseball tournaments.
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"I did retire from active umpiring this year," Hratko said. "My last game was Surprise Stadium in Arizona at the American Legion Regionals."
Since 2000, Hratko has been staying busy as illustrated by the fact that he supplied umpires for 500 games last weekend.
"I believe that quality umpiring begins with quality training which breeds confidence and competence," he said.
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"Mark is wonderful to work with," Hardy said. "He also handles some of our Western Region events. What he does is remove a lot of worry from my mind. When running an event of this size, the umpiring is one less thing I have to worry about when Mark is in charge."
mhenle-dirumps.jpg Hratko receives plaudits from his umpires, too, as evidenced by a interesting conversation between innings of a 10-and-Under game between the Long Beach Dirt Clods and the Vegas Rebels.
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Mark Hratko: The essential behind the scenes man that has much impact on the success of tournaments as his work insures that youth baseball events have quality umpires
Arizona Umpiring Academy - Copperstate Umpires Associates, Inc.
www.arizonaumpiringacademy.com, 1 Aug 2000 [cached]
Mark Hratko Owner and founder of Copperstate Umpires Association (CSUA)
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1995 Mark started assigning elementary and freshman high school programs
1995-2002 Mark was a high school baseball instructor and state association vice-president of umpires
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2005 Mark was appointed Acting State Director/Commissioner of Connie Mack Baseball
2005 CSUA was assigning over 8,000 baseball games
2005 Mark opened and operated Gerry Davis Sports Arizona Equipment for officials/referees that is endorsed by State Association (Arizona Interscholastic Association-High School) as preferred vendor for officials/referees equipment
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Mark added the training body (founded and incorporated, with Steve Mattingly, the Arizona Umpiring Academy in December 2001)
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Mark was selected to umpire the 2001 and 2002 NJCAA World Series
2006 Hosted Connie Mack Regional
2007 Mark was appointed State Director / Commissioner AABA/AABC, Connie Mack, Mickey Mantle, Sandy Koufax
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2007 Mark launched grass roots effort for Mickey Mantle/Sandy Koufax baseball
Mark was able to successfully negotiated 2008 American Legion Regional bid
SUPER SERIES BASEBALL - CONTACT US
www.superseriesbaseball.com, 20 June 2005 [cached]
Mark Hratko - Umpires
Arizona Umpiring Academy
www.arizonaumpiringacademy.com, 14 June 2011 [cached]
Mark stays busy with his company, Copperstate Umpire Association, assigning over 12,000 games a year to umpires.
Mark Hratko
TravelBallSelect.com - News Flash
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Las Vegas Fall Nationals - Chief of Umpires Mark Hratko loves his job
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