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Division Series umpire rotations announced
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09/29/2003 3:20 PM ET
Division Series umpire rotations announced
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Major League Baseball has assigned the four umpiring crews that will work the American and National League Division Series scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 30, it was announced today.

For the National League Division Series, 33-year veteran Bruce Froemming and his crew will work Games One, Two and Five of the NLDS between the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves and Games Three and Four of the NLDS involving the Florida Marlins and San Francisco Giants. The other crew, headed by 20-year veteran John Hirschbeck, has been assigned to work Games One, Two and Five of the NLDS involving the Marlins and Giants and Games Three and Four of the NLDS between the Cubs and Braves.

Twenty-eight-year veteran umpire Ed Montague will head the crew that will work Games One, Two and Five of the American League Division Series involving the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees and Games Three and Four of the ALDS between the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics. Randy Marsh, a 22-year veteran, and his crew will work Games One, Two and Five of the ALDS between the Red Sox and Athletics and Games Three and Four of the ALDS involving the Twins and Yankees.

The umpiring crews for each League Championship Series and the 99th World Series will be announced when they are assigned.

A complete listing of the Division Series umpiring assignments follows:

CREW A

  • Games 1, 2 and 5 of AL Division Series between the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees
  • Games 3 and 4 of AL Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics

    Game 1	Umpire	        Previous DS Worked
    HP      Ed Montague*	3 ('81, '95, '00)
    1B      Ted Barrett	3 ('00, '01, '02)
    2B      Paul Emmel	         1 ('02)
    3B      Gerry Davis	3 ('96, '99, '02)
    LF      Jim Joyce	         5 ('95, '98, '99, '01, '02)
    RF      Bill Welke	         0
    
    CREW B
  • Games 1, 2 and 5 of AL Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics
  • Games 3 and 4 of AL Division Series between the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees

    Game 1	Umpire	        Previous DS Worked
    HP      Randy Marsh*	3 ('98, '99, '01)
    1B      Eric Cooper	0
    2B      Wally Bell	         2 ('98, '99)
    3B      Gary Darling	4 ('95, '97, '98, '02)
    LF      Tim Welke	         4 ('95, '96, '99, '00)
    RF      Greg Gibson	1 ('01)
    
    CREW C
  • Games 1, 2 and 5 of NL Division Series between the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves
  • Games 3 and 4 of NL Division Series between the Florida Marlins and San Francisco Giants

    Game 1	Umpire	        Previous DS Worked
    HP      Bruce Froemming*   7  ('81, '95, '96, '98, '99, '01, '02)
    1B      Hunter Wendelstedt 0
    2B      Dale Scott	         4 ('95, '97, '98, '01)
    3B      Gary Cederstrom	1 ('00)
    LF      Jeff Kellogg	2 ('98, '00)
    RF      Phil Cuzzi	         0 
    
    CREW D
  • Games 1, 2 and 5 of NL Division Series between the Florida Marlins and San Francisco Giants
  • Games 3 and 4 of NL Division Series between the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves

    Game 1	Umpire	        Previous DS Worked
    HP      John Hirschbeck*	4 ('95, '98, '99, '01)
    1B      Bill Miller	1 ('02)
    2B      Brian Gorman	4 ('97, '99, '00, '01)
    3B      Larry Young	4 ('96, '99, '00, '01)
    LF      Ed Rapuano	         3 ('97, '98, '01)
    RF      Mark Wegner	0
    

    * -- Denotes Crew Chief

    This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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