Wrong Mark Hratko?

Last Updated 12/1/2008

General Information

Employment History

Owner and Founder  - Copperstate Umpires Association

Head  - Copperstate Umpires Association

Umpires  - Super Series Baseball

Instructor  - The Arizona Umpiring Academy

State Director and Commissioner  - Connie Mack Baseball

Chief of Umpires  - 

Web References  

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Las Vegas Fall Nationals - Chief of Umpires Mark Hratko loves his job
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. "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. "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. 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

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Arizona Umpiring Academy - Copperstate Umpires Associates, Inc.

Mark Hratko Owner and founder of Copperstate Umpires Association (CSUA)
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 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 Mark added the training body (founded and incorporated, with Steve Mattingly, the Arizona Umpiring Academy in December 2001) 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 2007 Mark launched grass roots effort for Mickey Mantle/Sandy Koufax baseball Mark was able to successfully negotiated 2008 American Legion Regional bid

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SUPER SERIES BASEBALL - CONTACT US

Mark Hratko - Umpires

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