Eastern Kentucky Baseball Alum To Ump World Series

October 27, 2010

RICHMOND, Ky. – For the first time in his career, former Eastern Kentucky University baseball player Sam Holbrook will be a member of the six-man umpiring crew for the World Series. Holbrook, who will work first base in Game 1 then move behind the plate for Game 2, is one of two Fall Classic rookies on an otherwise veteran crew headed by John Hirschbeck.

EKU's Sam Holbrook (far left) will umpire the Texas-San Francisco World Series

Holbrook was a pitcher and a four-year letter-winner at EKU from 1984-87 under legendary head coach Jim Ward. He was a member of three OVC championship teams during that time (1984-86).

A resident of Lexington, Ky., Holbrook is currently in his ninth season as a professional umpire. He worked the 2004 All Star Game, the 2008 ALCS and was a member of the crew on hand for Roy Halladay’s historic no-hitter against the Reds in this year’s NLDS.

Game 1 of the World Series is slated for tonight at 8:00 p.m. in San Francisco. Game 2 is set for Thursday night at 8:00 p.m.

(Courtesy Eastern Kentucky)

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