NEW YORK – Jerry Crawford, Dana DeMuth, John Hirschbeck and Tim Welke will be the umpire crew chiefs for the first round of the playoffs.
Welke was assigned to the Tampa Bay Rays-Texas Rangers series with Jim Wolf, Jerry Meals, Bill Miller, Jeff Kellogg and Mike DiMuro.
In the NL, Hirschbeck will work the Philadelphia Phillies-Cincinnati Reds series with Bruce Dreckman, Sam Holbrook, Ed Rapuano, Gary Cederstrom and Rob Drake.
DeMuth will work the San Francisco Giants-Atlanta Braves series with Paul Nauert, Paul Emmel, Mike Winters, Jerry Layne and Ed Hickox.
Drake and Guccione will be umpiring in the postseason for the first time.