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Seven-man umpiring crew includes four World Series rookies

  Jeff Kellogg will be the umpire crew chief for the World Series, and four other umps have been picked to work the event for the first time. Major League Baseball announced the crew Monday, a day before San Francisco and Kansas City meet in Game 1. Hunter Wendelstedt, Jerry Meals, Jim Reynolds and Eric Cooper will call their first Series. Ted Barrett and Jeff Nelson also are on...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Miller, Nelson promoted to crew chiefs; 7 new umps

Bill Miller and Jeff Nelson have been promoted to crew chiefs by Major League Baseball, which added seven umpires to the big league staff as part of the expansion for increased instant replay. MLB agreed last month to boost the umpire staff by six members, and an additional ump was hired to replace Wally Bell, who died in October of an apparent heart attack. The new members of...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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