Umpire Wally Bell Dies At Age 48
Sad news coming out of Ohio on Monday night: Wally Bell, who just finished working the Cardinals-Pirates NLDS series last week, has passed away of an apparent heart attack, according to the Youngtown Vindicator.
One on my dearest friends, fellow umpire John Hirschbeck told Youngstowns WFMJ. We worked together for 11 years. He was like to a son to me, my wife Denise, very dear friend. Its devastating.
Source: Matthew Poullot, NBC Sports