MLB announces umpire crew for World Series

John Hirschbeck is the crew chief for the Fall Classic.
John Hirschbeck is the crew chief for the Fall Classic. (USATSI)

Major League Baseball has announced the umpire crew for the World Series:

Solid staff, most notably because Joe West and Angel Hernandez are nowhere to be found. Jim Joyce is widely regarded as one of the best umpires in the game, though I think his reputation has been embellished a bit after the ultra-classy way he handled blowing the call to end Armando Galarrago's perfect game.

Game 1 of the World Series will be played on Wednesday night. Adam Wainwright and Jon Lester will be the starting pitchers.

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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