4 veteran umpires retire from MLB-Montague, Marsh, Reed, Reliford
- significant departure of veteran umpires.
The four, who combined for 110 years of big league experience, have been replaced as crew chiefs by Brian Gorman, Tom Hallion, Jeff Kellogg and Jerry Layne.
- Chuck Meriwether is on disability and won't be on the field, either.
Montague was the senior umpire at 34 seasons. Marsh and Reed worked 28 seasons and Reliford 20.
- Marsh and Reliford become umpire supervisors in place of Rich Garcia, Marty Springstead and Jim McKean, the commissioner's office said Friday.
- AP story from SportingNews.com, "Four Veteran Umpires retire from major leagues"