As the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate their win over the Atlanta Braves, Major League Baseball has announced the umpire crew for Sunday's Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals. The umpire crew is led by crew chief Joe West, a 35-year Major League umpire.
The full assigned crew:
Home Plate: Paul Emmel (previous experience, six division series, one league champion series)
First Base: Marvin Hudson (two division series)
Second Base: Joe West (six division series, seven league champion series, four world series)
Third Base: Jim Joyce (eight division series, four league champion series, two world series)
Left Field: Alfonso Marquez (five division series, two league champion series, two world series)
Right Field: Ed Hickox (two division series)
West is the most tenured umpire in Major League Baseball, and is the current president of the World Umpires Association.
Game 1 kicks off with the Nationals visiting St. Louis, with first pitch scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday.