Major League Baseball announced today that John Hirschbeck will serve as the crew chief for the World Series and will be behind the plate for Wednesday’s Game 1 between the Cardinals and Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Hirschbeck, who has more than 30 years of major league experience, will lead a crew that features fellow regular season crew chiefs Dana DeMuth and Jim Joyce along with Paul Emmel, Bill Miller, and Mark Wegner.
All six members of the crew worked the Division Series round of the postseason. Hirschbeck and DeMuth were crew chiefs.
This will be the fourth career World Series for Hirschbeck, who was assigned to the event in 1995, 2006 and 2010. It will be the fifth career Series for DeMuth, who will join Gerry Davis and Joe West for most World Series worked among the active staff.
Joyce has been assigned to his third career Series and Miller will be a part of his second. This will mark the first World Series duties for Emmel and Wegner.
The World Series crew will continue to wear patches with the initials “WB,” honoring the memory of 21-year major league umpire Wally Bell, who passed away on October 14.