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Topic - The 2006 World Series
Major League Baseball umpire Wally Bell died of an apparent heart attack Monday, a week after working the NL playoff series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals. He was 48.
Major League Baseball umpire Wally Bell, who worked the NL playoff series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals that ended last week, has died. He was 48.
Bell worked the 2006 World Series and three All-Star games, including this year's event at Citi Field, where he was stationed at first base. A veteran of 21 big league seasons, he had also worked four league championship series since joining the major league staff in 1993.
They entered the World Series a collection of stars rivaling any team in baseball.
Jim Edmonds drove a pitch over the right-field wall late last season and began home run trot No. 393.
The St. Louis Cardinals needed outfield depth. Jim Edmonds needed a place to extend his career.