Roselle umpire Tony Randazzo named to World Series crew

 
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Updated 10/25/2016 9:32 AM
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  • Tony Randazzo, a Roselle native, is part of the umpiring crew for the 2016 World Series. Veteran umpire John Hirschbeck will be the crew chief.

    Tony Randazzo, a Roselle native, is part of the umpiring crew for the 2016 World Series. Veteran umpire John Hirschbeck will be the crew chief. Associated Press/2015 file

Lake Park High School grad Tony Randazzo, who has spent 17 years as an umpire in Major League Baseball, will be part of the officiating crew for the World Series with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs.

Veteran umpire John Hirschbeck will be the crew chief for the series, according to a report by mlb.com. The rest of the crew includes Chris Guccione, Sam Holbrook, Marvin Hudson, Randazzo and regular-season crew chiefs Larry Vanover and Joe West.

This will be Hirschbeck's fifth World Series, and Randazzo's first. Randazzo has worked two All-Star Games (2001, 2012) and two league championship series (2010, 2015) and several division series.

Randazzo, 51, was born in Chicago and graduated from Roselle's Lake Park High School in 1983. He joined the MLB umpiring staff in 1999. His father, George, is the founder of the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, which is based in Chicago.

Game 1 of the World Series is Tuesday in Cleveland.

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