Veteran MLB umpire Wally Bell dies in Ohio at 48

Veteran MLB umpire Wally Bell dies in Ohio at 48

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball umpire Wally Bell, who worked the Cardinals-Pirates NLDS series last week, died of a heart attack at an Ohio hospital, friends said.

Hirschbeck to be umpire crew chief at All-Star Game

NEW YORK, July 11 (UPI) -- John Hirschbeck was selected to be crew chief and home plate umpire for the 84th All-Star Game, MLB officials announced Thursday.
Umpires named for divisional series

Umpires named for divisional series

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Jerry Crawford, Dana DeMuth, John Hirschbeck and Tim Welke were selected to be the umpire crew chiefs for the first round of the Major League Baseball playoffs.
Instant replay headed for baseball

Instant replay headed for baseball

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball has reached an agreement with the World Umpires Association on limited use of instant replay before the 2008 season concludes.

Bonds exhibit begins at Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- An exhibit for home run king Barry Bonds of San Francisco has opened at baseball's Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Umpires selected for World Series

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Randy Marsh will head up the six-man crew of umpires for the World Series, which is set to begin Saturday in Detroit.

Montague to lead All-Star umpiring crew

HOUSTON, June 30 (UPI) -- Ed Montague, in his 29th season as a major league umpire, was selected Wednesday as the plate umpire for the 75th All-Star Game July 13.

MLB: Baltimore 5, Tampa Bay 4

BALTIMORE, June 6 (UPI) -- Rodrigo Lopez allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings and closer Jorge Julio survived a shaky ninth inning Sunday as Baltimore posted a 5-4 win over Tampa Bay.

Cleveland 8, Detroit 2

CLEVELAND, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Rookie Ricardo Rodriguez recorded his first major league win and Jim Thome and Matt Lawton homered Monday night to power the Cleveland Indians to an 8-2 victory

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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- With Major League Baseball heading to the playoffs in record-setting fashion, Barry Bonds broke his sport's most glamorous record
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Playoff umpiring crews announced

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Bruce Froemming, who is umpiring his 31st season, will be among those who will work during the American and National League Division Series, Major League Baseba
John Hirschbeck
St. Louis Cardinals head trainer Barry Weinberg (L) walks home plate umpire John Hirschbeck off the field after Hirschbeck took a foul tip to the face off Arizona Diamondbacks Justin Upton in the first inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on July 19, 2009. Hirshbeck left the game with a mild concussion. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

John Francis Hirschbeck (born September 7, 1954 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the American League from 1984 to 1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000; he is currently a crew chief. On February 28, 2000, Hirschbeck was elected as the first president of the newly certified World Umpires Association. He wears uniform number 17, which was also his number when the leagues maintained separate umpiring staffs.

Hirschbeck has officiated in the All-Star Game twice (1989, 2004), in the Division Series 7 times (AL: 1995, 1998, 1999, 2005; NL: 2001, 2003, 2006), the American League Championship Series 4 times (1990, 1997, 2000 and 2004), and the World Series twice (1995, 2006).

Hirschbeck was the home plate umpire on August 7, 2007 at AT&T Park in San Francisco when the Giants' Barry Bonds hit his record 756th career home run.

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