06/30/2004 5:18 PM ET
Umpires, official scorers announced for 75th All-Star Game
Veteran Major League Baseball Umpire Ed Montague will work behind the plate at the 75th All-Star Game, to be played Tuesday, July 13 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, it was announced today.
|MLB Press Release
Montague, a Crew Chief in his 29th season, has worked three previous All-Star Games. His first Midsummer Classic was in 1982 at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Montague also worked the 1990 Game at Wrigley Field in Chicago and the 1998 Game at Coors Field in Denver. This year's umpiring crew in Houston will also include John Hirschbeck (1B), Doug Eddings (2B), Jim Reynolds (3B), Marvin Hudson (LF), and Sam Holbrook (RF).
Hirschbeck, a regular-season Crew Chief in his 21st season of Major League Baseball, was a part of the All-Star crew for the 1989 Game in Anaheim. Eddings, Reynolds, Hudson and Holbrook will each be making their first trip to the All-Star Game. Eddings is in his sixth year of service, while Reynolds and Hudson are both in their fifth Major League season. Holbrook is in his fourth year as a Major League Umpire.
Official scorers for the 75th All-Star Game will be BBWAA President Drew Olson of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Houston Astros Official Scorer Ivy McLemore and Richard Justice from the Houston Chronicle.
The 75th All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports and televised around the world by Major League Baseball International, while ESPN Radio will provide exclusive national radio coverge. MLB.com will provide extensive online coverage and MLB radio will provide exclusive play by play coverage on the Internet.
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