Burt Leventhal

Burt began umpiring in the 1960s and officiated more divisions and more parks than any other umpire. He was known around softball during the 60s as atop umpire in the mens divisions, recreational divisions, and in women’s leagues and women’s tournaments. Burt always officiated the “big game” at Kelly Park during the ‘70s and ‘80s. Besides being a top ball and strike caller, Burt also started the careers of many umpires with the many clinics he would conduct around Chicagoland. As chief umpire, he was also responsible for assigning umpires to the many parks in the Chicago area. Besides being one of the top umpires of his time, Burt also served as the head football coach at Hibbard High School for 15 years. Deceased.