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Umpire Hirschbeck behind plate for All-Star game

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NEW YORK (AP)

Umpire John Hirschbeck will be behind the plate for next week's All-Star game.

The 30-year veteran also will serve as crew chief for Tuesday night's showcase at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets.

The Mets made the announcement Thursday.

Hirschbeck worked the 1989 and 2004 All-Star games, but this is his first as crew chief.

Also on the crew are Wally Bell (first base), Larry Vanover (second base), Paul Emmel (third base), Rob Drake (left field) and Chad Fairchild (right field).

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