Ron Shaw

You can't play a baseball game without an umpire, and Ron Shaw remains among the best arbiters to work in the Tacoma and Pierce County area. He started umpiring locally in 1972, and more than three decades later continues to call college and high school games. Shaw is a Los Angeles native but moved to Tacoma and graduated from Stadium High School, where he played basketball, in 1958. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, Shaw returned to the Puget Sound. He currently works for Simpson Tacoma Kraft in paper production. He also works a pretty good game on the diamond. He was picked to work an Oakland A's game at Cheney Stadium, and has called balls and strikes at six Northwest Community College Athletic Association tournaments. At the high school level, he has umpired numerous state tournament contests, and has been on the field during all of the U.S. versus Japan All-Star games. Ron has been president baseball umpires association for 10 years and is past president of the Western Washington Umpires Association.