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Jeff Nelson’s Strike Zone

Yesterday, we looked at some data for Eric Cooper and suggested that the AL Wild Card game would likely see a taller-than-average strike zone. That’s pretty much what Cooper ended up calling, so today, let’s go ahead and give Jeff Nelson — who will be behind the plate for tonight’s Cubs/Pirates game — the same treatment. With a left-handed batter up. With a right-handed...
Via Fangraphs
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Cooper, Nelson will be plate umpires in wild-card games

NEW YORK (AP) Eric Cooper will be the plate umpire for the AL wild-card game and Jeff Nelson will call balls and strikes at the NL game. Major League Baseball announced the umpires Monday for the wild card and Division Series games. Ted Barrett will be the crew chief Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium when Houston visits New York. Chris Conroy, Paul Emmel, Manny Gonzalez and Bill Miller...
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Fran Fisher, broadcaster for Penn St. football, dies at 91

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Fran Fisher, who broadcast Penn State football games on the radio for many years, has died. He was 91. Penn State athletics spokesman Jeff Nelson said Fisher's son informed him about the death, which occurred late Wednesday or early Thursday. Fisher began working for the Penn State Radio Network in 1966. He did play-by-play from 1970 to 1982 and again from...
Via AP on Fox
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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