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Umpires for League Championship Series announced

Miller (NLCS) and Nelson (ALCS) to serve as crew chiefs
October 11, 2019

Major League Baseball today announced the Major League Umpires who have been assigned to the 2019 League Championship Series presented by GEICO. The National League Championship Series crew chief will be Bill Miller, while Jeff Nelson will serve as crew chief in the American League Championship Series. Miller and Nelson

Major League Baseball today announced the Major League Umpires who have been assigned to the 2019 League Championship Series presented by GEICO. The National League Championship Series crew chief will be Bill Miller, while Jeff Nelson will serve as crew chief in the American League Championship Series. Miller and Nelson were the crew chiefs for the 2019 Wild Card Games, with Miller working the AL side and Nelson the NL.

Miller’s NLCS crew will include Chris Conroy, regular season crew chief Fieldin Culbreth, Phil Cuzzi, Chad Fairchild and Mike Muchlinski, who will call balls and strikes in Game One between the host St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Nationals. Chris Guccione will begin the NLCS as the Replay Official. Culbreth, Fairchild and Guccione worked the AL Wild Card Game with Miller.

Nelson’s ALCS crew will consist of Dan Bellino, Cory Blaser, Mark Carlson, Kerwin Danley and Bill Welke, who will be behind the plate in Game One between the host Houston Astros and the New York Yankees. Marvin Hudson will begin the ALCS as the Replay Official. Blaser and Danley worked the NL Wild Card Game with Nelson.

Guccione and Hudson will serve as the Replay Officials for Games One and Two of each LCS. Following each Game Two, Guccione and Hudson will join the crew on the field for the duration of each respective LCS, with Muchlinski (NLCS) and Welke (ALCS) shifting to Replay duties. Umpire David Rackley will be the Replay Assistant for both League Championship Series, working with the four umpires assigned to serve as Replay Officials in both LCS.

The 2019 Postseason schedule can be viewed at MLB.com/postseason. All games telecast on TBS and FOX will be available to MLB.TV subscribers who are authenticated subscribers to the applicable network through a participating pay TV provider. ESPN Radio will provide live national coverage of all 2019 MLB Postseason games.