Ken Murrie

Ken Murrie was a member of the Western Washignton Umpires Association for 28 years. He umpired baseball from Little League to college and semipro ball for over 30 years. He also umpired fastpitch and slowpitch softball in addition to serving as a board member and president of the Western Washington Umpires Association.

A 1958 graduate of San Francisco’s Lincoln High, Ken umpired tournaments and championship games at state and regional levels as well as a national women’s slowpitch championship in Jacksonville, Florida. When the ball fields were wet in the winter, Ken put in some time as a volleyball referee also.

Born May 30, 1939 in Mukskogee, Oklahoma, Ken was a tackle on the football line in high school and played at bit of ball at McCleland Air Force Base during his 20-years of service.

“I am honored to be nominated for this award,” Ken said. “I am stunned to hear of it as I do not think I did anything to deserve it.”