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Major League Baseball Umpire Dies At Age 48

The Major League Baseball post season took a sad turn, as it was announced that umpire Wally Bell died on Monday. Here are more details.

Umpire Wally Bell tips hat
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According to The Associated Press Sporting News on  sportingnews.com:

“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.

The commissioner’s office said Bell died in his home state of Ohio.

Bell had not been feeling well over the weekend and had been scheduled to see doctors later Monday at the Cleveland Clinic. Bell had quintuple bypass surgery on Feb. 18, 1999, that left him with an 8-inch scar down the middle of his chest.

“All of us at Major League Baseball are in mourning tonight regarding the sudden passing of Wally Bell,” Commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement.”

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