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NLDS Cardinals vs. Nationals umpires assigned

MLB announces the crew assigned to call the NLDS between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Nationals

Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

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.