Lew Williams

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Lewis Williams III

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Lew Williams was one of 19 umpires to work his first major league game in 2020. In his case, the first game was on August 7th and he went on to work 8 other games. All 9 of his games involved teams in the two western divisions of MLB, and in 6 of the 9, he was the 5th umpire assigned to a crew working a doubleheader; as a result he was the home plate umpire only once. His debut was a result of umpire Jim Wolf suffering a concussion and needing to be replaced (in fact, he would not return to the field that season).

He attended the Wendelstedt umpiring school, graduating in 2011. He then worked in the Arizona League, the Northwest League, the South Atlantic League, the California League and Southern League before umpiring his first AAA games in the Pacific Coast League. He was a AAA umpire when he worked his first spring training major league games in 2019. In 2013, he started working as a instructor at the newly-created MiLB Umpire School.

His hometown is Lodi, CA.

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