MLB announces World Series umpiring crew
Major League Baseball announced its World Series umpiring crew Monday, led by crew chief Jeff Kellogg, who boasts more than 22 years of experience and will be umpiring his fifth Fall Classic.
Ted Barrett and Jeff Nelson, also regular season crew chiefs, were named as part of Kellogg's team, as were Eric Cooper, Jerry Meals, Jim Reynolds and Hunter Wendelstedt.
Meals will be behind the plate for Game 1 on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET airtime/8:07 ET first pitch, FOX). He'll then head to New York for Game 3 to serve as the replay official for the remainder of the series. Nelson, the replay official for Games 1 and 2, will join the rest of the crew in San Francisco for Game 3.
Brian O'Nora will serve as replay assistant to Meals and Nelson during the series.
All seven umpires named to the World Series crew also worked in the Division Series. Barrett was the crew chief for the Royals' ALDS win over the Angels.
As for the 53-year-old Kellogg, 2014 marks his first World Series as crew chief. He most recently umpired the Fall Classic during the Giants' victory over the Rangers in '10.
Barrett and Nelson will be umpiring their third World Series, while Cooper, Meals, Reynolds and Wendelstedt will all be making their debuts. Wendelstedt, whose father, Harry, worked five Fall Classics, will become part of the fourth father-son duo to ever have worked on baseball's biggest stage.