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Wally Bell

Umpire

Wally Bell Wallace Robert Bell (born January 10, 1965) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the National League from 1992 to 1999 and has worked throughout both major leagues since 2000. He wears the number 35. Since reaching the major leagues, Bell has umpired in one World Series (2006), two All-Star Games (1997, 2000), five Division Series (1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2006), and three League Championship Series (2000, 2001, 2005). Bell graduated from Austintown Fitch High School in 1983. He began umpiring Little League and summer league games when he was 17. Bell and fellow Austintown Fitch graduate Brian O'Nora attended umpiring school together the next year. Both men would become major league umpires. Bell umpired in the International League, Triple-A Alliance, Dominican Republic League, Southern League, Carolina League, South Atlantic League and New York-Penn League during his minor league career. He spent eight years in the minor leagues before being promoted to the majors in 1992. Bell has worked with crew chief John Hirschbeck for several years. Wally has two children, Lindsey and Jason, and he lives in Ohio. One of his proudest moments was his return to the baseball  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1965-01-10
Place of birth
Ravenna
Profession
Umpire

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