Monday, October 21, 2019

2019 MLB World Series Umpire Crew Roster

MLB selected veteran umpire Gary Cederstrom as crew chief for the Nationals-Astros #WorldSeries alongside six additional umpires selected from the Division Series roster this postseason.

The Replay Official for the World Series serves in MLBAM's New York-based Replay Operations Center for Games One and Two of the series, before joining the on-field officiating crew for Games Three through Seven of the fall classic. The home plate umpire for Game One of the series correspondingly serves as the Replay Official for Games Three through Seven, having rotated to right field for Game Two.

The following roster configuration refers to positions as assigned for Game 1 of the World Series and indicates prior assignments for the 2019 Division Series—what crews the umpires were picked from. Three of the seven World Series umpires came from NLDS-A (STL@ATL), two were from ALDS-A (MIN@NYY), while one umpire came from each of the remaining two Division Series.
Related Post2019 Wild Card, Division Series Umpires Roster (9/30/19).

2019 World Series Umpires (Washington Nationals @ Houston Astros)
HP: Alan Porter `1st WS` (from NLDS-A [STL@ATL]) [Game 1 Plate]
1B: Doug Eddings `1st WS` (from NLDS-B [WAS@LAD]) [Game 2 Plate]
2B: Gary Cederstrom* (from ALDS-A [MIN@NYY]) [Game 3 Plate]
3B: James Hoye `1st WS` (from ALDS-B [TB@HOU]) [Game 4 Plate]
LF: Lance Barksdale `1st WS` (from ALDS-A [MIN@NYY]) [Game 5 Plate]
RF: Sam Holbrook* (from NLDS-A [STL@ATL]) [Game 6 Plate]
Replay: Jim Wolf (from NLDS-A [STL@ATL]) [Game 7 Plate]
Posthumous: Eric Cooper (from ALDS-A [MIN@NYY]) [Game 8 in Heaven]
Related PostEric Cooper Dies at 52 Following Blood Clot (10/20/19).

Replay Assistant, World Series: Jerry Meals.

Bold text denotes World Series Crew Chief, * denotes regular season Crew Chief, `1st WS` denotes first World Series assignment. Pursuant to UEFL Rule 4-3-c, all umpires selected to appear in the World Series shall receive four bonus points for this appearance; crew chiefs shall receive one additional bonus point for this role (five points total). Officials assigned to the replay review assistant position (without an on-field role) do not receive points.

This is the first Fall Classic for Barksdale, Eddings, Porter, and Hoye. It's the second appearance for Wolf (2015), third fall classic for Holbrook (2010, 16), and fourth for Crew Chief Cederstrom (2005, 11, 15). The UEFL Appeals Board voted to give Eric Cooper a posthumous World Series assignment. Umpires will wear a memorial patch honoring Cooper during the fall classic.


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