Every year, Baseball Alberta and the Umpire Committee honors umpires within Baseball Alberta who have contributed in a positive way to making the game of baseball in Alberta great.  These are the specific awards for umpires who have all contributed their time and effort to baseball. These awards are presented annually at the Baseball Alberta Annual Awards Banquet as well as the Level 4/5 Super Clinic Banquet.

Umpire Hall of Fame

Presented annually to an individual(s) who fulfills the following criteria; has demonstrated loyalty and dedication to the umpiring program in Alberta; has assisted in the development and education of fellow umpires; has demonstrated leadership in his/her umpiring community; has provided encouragement, support and opportunity thereby fostering growth in fellow umpires and in the Baseball Alberta Umpire Program.


Murray Service Umpire of the Year

Presented annually to an umpire for outstanding contribution to baseball umpiring in Alberta.

Junior Umpire of the Year

Presented annually to a promising young umpire whose age does not exceed 25 years, who has attained a minimum NUCP Level 2 certification, has displayed dedication, a willingness to learn and improve their skills as a baseball official throughout the course of the year.


Steve Bluett Hero Award

Presented annually to an umpire who, through both word and action, demonstrates some or all of the characteristics of our dear friend, Steve Bluett: courage and tenacity in the face of adversity, an ability to motivate and inspire, a commitment to self-improvement, resiliency, grace and generosity.

Distinguished Service Award

Presented annually to an umpire who has demonstrated a lengthy (minimum 20 years), dedicated, loyal, and respected service as an active umpire in Alberta.