MLB announces Division Series umpires

MLB announces Division Series umpires

Major League Baseball has assigned the four umpiring crews that will work the American League and National League Division Series, which are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Oct. 3 and Thursday, Oct. 4. The four crew chiefs will be Gary Darling, Bruce Froemming, Ed Montague and Dale Scott.

Scott, a 22-year Major League Umpire, will oversee the crew working the National League Division Series between the Colorado Rockies and the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, beginning on Wednesday. The rest of the crew will consist of Jim Reynolds, Chuck Meriwether, Jeff Kellogg, Derryl Cousins and Ed Hickox. This is Scott's eighth Division Series assignment and his 15th postseason series overall.

The NLDS between the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks, which begins on Wednesday at Chase Field, will be officiated by Montague, the 32-year Major League Umpire. Montague will be joined by Sam Holbrook, Greg Gibson, Mike Everitt, regular season Crew Chief Mike Reilly and Mark Carlson. This marks Montague's seventh Division Series and his 20th postseason assignment overall.

Darling, a 21-year Major League Umpire, will be behind the plate when the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim play the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in the American League Division Series on Wednesday. Darling's crew will include Dan Iassogna, Brian Runge, Ted Barrett, regular season crew chief Tim Tschida and CB Bucknor. This is Darling's seventh Division Series assignment and his 11th postseason series.

The crew working the ALDS between the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians, beginning Thursday at Jacobs Field, will feature the active umpire with the longest period of consecutive years of service by any umpire in baseball history, 37-year veteran Bruce Froemming, who will be working his 24th postseason series (ninth DS). Laz Diaz, Ron Kulpa, Fieldin Culbreth, regular season crew chief Gerry Davis and Jim Wolf will comprise Froemming's crew.

Umpires for the League Championship Series and the 103rd World Series will be announced when assignments have been made.

2007 DIVISION SERIES ASSIGNMENTS

AL Division Series between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Boston Red Sox, beginning Wednesday:

Game OneUmpireCareer Postseason Assignments
HPGary Darling*6 DS (1995, 97-98, 02-03, 05); 3 LCS (1992, 04, 06); 1 WS (2003)
1BDan Iassogna1 DS (2005)
2BBrian Runge1 DS (2004)
3BTed Barrett5 DS (2000-03, 06); 1 LCS (2005)
LFTim Tschida6 DS (1996-98, 01-02, 06); 3 LCS (1993, 99-00); 2 WS (1998, 02)
RFCB Bucknor1st Division Series assignment

AL Division Series between the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians, beginning Thursday:

Game OneUmpireCareer Postseason Assignments
HPBruce Froemming*8 DS (1981, 95-96, 98-99, 01-03); 10 LCS (1973, 77, 80, 82, 85, 89, 91, 93, 97, 00); 5 WS (1976, 84, 88, 90, 95)
1BLaz Diaz2 DS (2002, 06)
2BRon Kulpa3 DS (2001-02, 06); 1 LCS (2005)
3BFieldin Culbreth2 DS (2002, 04); 3 LCS (2000, 03, 06)
LFGerry Davis6 DS (1996, 99, 02-04, 06); 7 LCS (1990, 92, 95, 98, 00-01, 05); 3 WS (1996, 99, 04)
RFJim Wolf1st Division Series assignment

National League Division Series between the Colorado Rockies and the Philadelphia Phillies, beginning Wednesday:

Game OneUmpireCareer Postseason Assignments
HPDale Scott*7 DS (1995, 97-98, 01, 03-05); 4 LCS (96, 99-00, 02); 3 WS (1998, 01, 04)
1BJim Reynolds1 DS (2005)
2BChuck Meriwether6 DS (1998-02, 04); 2 LCS (2003, 06); 1 WS (2004)
3BJeff Kellogg3 DS (1998, 00, 03); 5 LCS (1999, 01-02, 04, 06); 2 WS (2000, 03)
LFDerryl Cousins4 DS (1997, 99, 02, 05); 5 LCS (1985, 89, 95, 03, 06); 3 WS (1988, 99, 05)
RFEd Hickox1st Division Series assignment

National League Division Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks, beginning Wednesday:

Game OneUmpireCareer Postseason Assignments
HPEd Montague*6 DS (1981, 95, 00, 03-05); 8 LCS (1979, 84, 87, 92, 96, 99, 01-02); 5 WS (1986, 91, 97, 00, 04)
1BSam Holbrook1 DS (2005)
2BGreg Gibson4 DS (2001, 03-04, 06); 1 LCS (2005)
3BMike Everitt4 DS (2001, 04-06); 2 LCS (2002-03)
LFMike Reilly5 DS (1981, 95, 99-00, 02); 8 LCS (1983, 87, 91, 96-97, 01, 03, 06); 3 WS (1984, 92, 02)
RFMark Carlson1st Division Series assignment

* - Indicates Crew Chief