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Written by Maury Brown   
Wednesday, 25 February 2009 23:22

WBCWorld Baseball Classic, Inc. today announced the umpires selected for all 2009 World Baseball Classic games.

Thirty-six (36) umpires, spanning nine of the countries competing in the tournament, have been assigned to World Baseball Classic games. Umpire crews will be comprised equally of both Major League Baseball umpires and international umpires. Four-umpire crews will work the games of the first two rounds and six-man crews will be assigned to the games of the Semi-Finals and Final.

Twenty-one (21) of the 36 World Baseball Classic umpires are full-time members of the Major League staff, including crew chiefs Derryl Cousins, Dana DeMuth and Joe West. Also among the choices are four members of Nippon Professional Baseball (Minoru Nakamura, Masato Tomoyose, Hitoshi Watarida and Masami Yoshikawa) and two members of the Korean Baseball Organization (Seong Hoon Moon and Seok Hwan Oh).

Select Read More to see the umpires for WBC 2009

Uni. #Last Name, First Name, Country
67Barksdale, Lance (USA)
65Barrett, Ted (USA)
56Cooper, Eric (USA)
13Cousins, Derryl (USA)
6Davis, Corrie (Canada)
32DeMuth, Dana (USA)
63Diaz, Laz (USA)
1Dreckman, Bruce (USA)
2DuPont, Stephane (Canada)
50Emmel, Paul (USA)
3Estivison, Edgar (Panama)
49Fletcher, Andy (USA)
53Gibson, Greg (USA)
15Hickox, Ed (USA)
51Hudson, Marvin (USA)
4Hyham, Paul (Australia)
58Iassogna, Dan (USA)
46Kulpa, Ron (USA)
Uni. #Last Name, First Name, Country
41Meals, Jerry (USA)
26Miller, Bill (USA)
7Moon, Seong Hoon (Korea)
11Nakamura, Minoru (Japan)
5Oh, Seok Hwan (Korea)
14Perez, Jorge (Cuba)
8Ramirez, Luis (Mexico)
19Rapuano, Ed (USA)
9Rey, Carlos (Puerto Rico)
10Rodriguez, Willie (Puerto Rico)
12Toledo, Dan (Mexico)
22Tomoyose, Masato (Japan)
27Vanover, Larry (USA)
31Watarida, Hitoshi (Japan)
47Wegner, Mark (USA)
21Wendelstedt, Hunter (USA)
22West, Joe (USA)
17Yoshikawa, Masami (Japan)

 Source: World Baseball Classic, Inc.

Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He is contributor to Baseball Prospectus, and is available as a freelance writer. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

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