Riccardo Fraccari (born 30 May 1949 in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy) is an Italian baseball umpire and president of the International Baseball Federation. He enjoyed a very successful career as an umpire in Italian Baseball, which led him to being named the best amateur umpire in the world. Mr. Fraccari participated in 7 Olympic Games as an umpire, umpire director and an official. He was inducted to the Amateur Baseball Umpire Association (ABUA) Hall of Fame in 2002.
As a baseball official, he served as Vice President of the Italian Baseball Softball Federation (FIBS) under President Aldo Notari from 1985 to 2000 and as an Umpire Commissioner in Italy. He was president of the European Baseball Confederation (CEB) Technical Commission and a member of the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) Technical Commission.
Riccardo Fraccari was elected President of the FIBS on December 8, 2001, and was recently voted into his third term. In 2005, he was voted first Vice President of CEB and was confirmed for a second term in March 2009. He served as Continental Vice President (Europe) of the IBAF under President Harvey Schiller. He is a current member of the Italian National Olympic Committee Council.
In December 2009, Mr. Fraccari was voted into office as IBAF president, succeeding Harvey Schiller.
- John Schlegel MLB.com (Dec. 6, 2009). "Italy's Fraccari elected IBAF president". mlb.com. Retrieved 15 April 2011.