World Series umpires have youth

In a nod to computerized strike zones, plus other factors including injuries, retirements and postseason rotations, the seven-man World Series umpire crew announced Wednesday by MLB is easily the youngest in recent memory.

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October 27, 2022 - 1:35 PM

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 4: San Francisco Giants' manager Gabe Kapler argues with umpires in the sixth inning at Oracle Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, August 4, 2022. (Shae Hammond/Bay Area News Group)

Now retired, longtime Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott scanned the playoff lineup and was startled to spot the names of so many young umps.

When he saw the list for the upcoming World Series, he had the same reaction. And then some.

“I saw hints in previous years. But this year, my God, it’s a changing of the guard,” he said. “It’s been leading up to this, but now it’s official.”

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