Major League Baseball today announced the umpires who have been assigned to the National League and American League Championship Series.Â Thirty-year Major League Umpire Gerry Davis will serve as the crew chief for the NLCS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals, while 36-year Major League Umpire Joe West will lead the crew assigned to the ALCS between the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox.
The tandem will call balls and strikes in the Game Ones and the potential Game Sevens of the two LCS.Â Davis and West were the crew chiefs and home plate umpires in the A.L. and N.L. Wild Card Games presented by Budweiser, respectively, during this Postseason.
Davis, whose 116 career Postseason games officiated are a Major League record, will lead an NLCS crew that includes regular season crew chief Ted Barrett, Mark Carlson, Bruce Dreckman, Mike Everitt and Greg Gibson.Â Barrett, Everitt and Gibson teamed with Davis for the A.L. Wild Card Game, while Dreckman was assigned to the A.L. Wild Card Tiebreaker Game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Texas Rangers.Â This will mark the 26th career Postseason assignment for Davis, including his ninth LCS.Â The NLCS, which will be exclusively telecast by TBS, begins tonight at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
West, who leads the active staff in years of Major League service with 36, will guide an ALCS crew featuring regular season crew chief Dale Scott, Rob Drake, Dan Iassogna, Ron Kulpa and Alfonso Marquez.Â Scott, Drake and Iassogna worked the N.L. Wild Card Game with West, while Kulpa was assigned to the A.L. Tiebreaker Game between Tampa Bay and Texas.Â This is Westâ€™s 21st career Postseason assignment, including his eighth LCS.Â The ALCS, which will be exclusively broadcast by FOX, begins on Saturday at Fenway Park.
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Source: Major League Baseball
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