Major League Baseball has named the two umpiring crews that will officiate the League Championship Series. The National League Championship Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Los Angeles Dodgers will begin on Thursday, October 15th at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, while the American League Championship Series featuring the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the New York Yankees will start on Friday, October 16th at Yankee Stadium in New York.
Tim McClelland, who is in his 28th year as a Major League Umpire, will be the crew chief in the 2009 ALCS, which will be the 18th postseason series of his career, including his ninth LCS. McClellandâs crew will feature regular season crew chief Dale Scott, Jerry Layne, Fieldin Culbreth, Laz Diaz and Bill Miller.
Randy Marsh will serve as the crew chief during the 2009 NLCS. The 28-year veteran umpire will work his 19th postseason assignment, including his ninth LCS. Marshâs crew will include regular season crew chief Gary Cederstrom, Tom Hallion, Ted Barrett, Bruce Dreckman and Sam Holbrook.
The umpire rotations for both League Championship Series appear below.
Umpires for the 105th World Series will be announced when assignments have been made.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The umpires involved in all three controversial calls during the LDS are absent from the LCS crew rosters. Umpires do not work consecutive Series)
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umpires for Game 1 of the NLCS and ALCS
Source: Major League Baseball
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