Sunday, August 2, 2020

MLB Debut of Umpire Lewis "Lew" Williams III

Umpire Lewis "Lew" Williams III made his MLB debut during Sunday's Rangers-Giants game, taking the place of injured ump Jim Wolf, who suffered a head injury on Saturday. Williams joined chief Jim Reynold's crew, alongside Lance Barrett and John Libka.

Williams began his Minor League career in 2011 after graduating from the Wendelstedt School, officiating his way through the Arizona, Northwest, South Atlantic, California, and Southern Leagues, before his current stop in Triple-A's Pacific Coast League.

Williams, who is serving on an umpiring "taxi squad" in the west division, is the fourth new umpire to make an MLB debut during the 2020 regular season.
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Wolf is sitting out after reportedly enduring a concussion during his collision with Giants catcher Tyler Heineman, who upon arriving at the ballpark on Sunday and learning of Wolf's absence, tweeted, "My thoughts and prayers go out to you Jim Wolf. I’m very sorry and I hope you recover fast."


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