2017 World Series: Gerry Davis to head World Series umpiring crew

By The Sports Xchange  |  Oct. 23, 2017 at 11:07 PM
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Umpire Gerry Davis will work the World Series for the sixth time, including his third time as crew chief, Major League Baseball announced Monday.

The umpires assigned to the 2017 Fall Classic are headed by Davis, whose 136 career postseason games are the most of any umpire in MLB history. His six World Series assignments are now tied with Joe West for the most among the active umpires.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will host the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series on Tuesday night.

Davis, who umpired this year's National League Division Series between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks, previously worked the World Series in 1996, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2012. The St. Louis native is a 34-year big-league umpire with more than 4,500 career games.

The six other World Series umpires named are Phil Cuzzi, Laz Diaz, Dan Iassogna, regular-season crew chief Bill Miller, Paul Nauert and Mark Wegner. It is the third career World Series for Miller, the second for Diaz, Iassogna and Wegner, and the first for Nauert and Cuzzi, who will be behind home plate in Game 1.

All seven umpires who will be on the field during the World Series were assigned to this year's Division Series.

Wegner will serve as the replay official for Games 1 and 2 before joining the on-field crew as the left field umpire for Game 3. Cuzzi will be the replay official from Game 3 through the conclusion of the World Series.

The replay assistant throughout series will be umpire Tripp Gibson, who was on the field for this year's American League wild-card game.

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