Las Cruces umpire will be part of World Series crew

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Sources confirm to KTSM 9 Sports Las Cruces’ Doug Eddings has been awarded the World Series assignment, the highest honor for a big league umpire.

KTSM Sports Director broke the news on Twitter, Monday afternoon.

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This will be Eddings’ first Fall Classic. He is a Mayfield High School graduate.

Last year, Eddings met with a 7-year-old boy with heart complications. Trenton Garrison, from Alburquerque, wanted to be an umpire and Eddings and the boy made an instant connection.

Eddings has previously called Cal Ripken Jr.’s final game as well as the game Barry Bonds tied Hank Arron for first place on MLB’s home run list.

The Astros will host the Nationals at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday for Games 1 and 2. The next three games will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Washington, D.C.

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, back left, strikes out swinging against Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer, right, during the fifth inning in Game 4 of a baseball National League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Washington. Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki, back right, and umpire Doug Eddings, back center, looks on. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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