Major League Baseball announced the umpire assignments and replay officials for the 2020 World Series on Monday. The crew will feature seven umpires, with each one getting a day off over the course of the seven-game series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Laz Diaz will handle home plate duties for Game 1, marking the third World Series assignment of his career. Bill Miller will serve as crew chief and this marks his fourth World Series assignment. Four of the other umpires are on their second World Series, while Todd Tichenor is making his World Series debut.
Here’s what the Game 1 crew will look like. In parenthesis after the name is the game in which they’ll call balls and strikes.
HP: Laz Diaz (Game 1)
1B: Bill Miller (crew chief) (Game 3)
2B: Chris Guccione (Game 4)
3B: Marvin Hudson (Game 5)
LF: Jerry Meals (Game 6)
RF: Mark Carlson (Game 7)
7th: Todd Tichenor (Game 2)
Following Game 1, the home plate umpire will be whomever had an off day the game prior. Diaz moves to right field in Game 2, then left field, third base, second base, first base, then OFF.
Adrian Johnson will serve as the lead replay official and David Rackley will serve as the replay assistant.