NW History


Since 1921, the Northwest Association of Umpires has prided itself on providing the game of baseball with the high level of quality officating that it deserves. We are the premier umpire association in the Northern midwest, based in Minnesota’s Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. We umpire collegiate, high school, men’s amateur, and American Legion baseball throughout the state of Minnesota, but primarily in the Twin cities and surrounding areas. For more than 85 years now, the Northwest “NW” has been a symbol to our surrounding communities of commitment to the art of officiating the great sport of baseball. We are proud to build upon that tradition.