Tom Karpstein, 70, show a portion of his collection of baseball tournament pins as he talks Thursday, August 2, 2018, about his long baseball umpiring role in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tom Karpstein, 70, show a portion of his collection of baseball tournament pins as he talks Thursday, August 2, 2018, about his long baseball umpiring role in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A visit to the plate with 46-year umpiring veteran Tom Karpstein

Longtime umpire nearing retirement after volunteering for four decades

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