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Posted: Tuesday June 20, 2006 2:31PM; Updated: Tuesday June 20, 2006 2:32PM
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SI Players Poll
[Based on a survey of 470 MLB players]
Who is the best umpire in the major leagues?
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Tim McClelland.....29%
Jim Joyce.....10%
John Hirschbeck.....6%
Ed Rapuano.....6%
Ted Barrett.....6%
Laz Diaz.....3%
Randy Marsh.....3%
Ed Montague.....3%
Joe West,.....2%
Jerry Crawford.....2%
The worst?
AP
CB Bucknor.....21%
Bruce Froemming.....15%
Angel Hernandez.....12%
Joe West.....6%
Doug Eddings.....5%
Joe Brinkman.....4%
Chuck Meriwether.....3%
Larry Young.....3%
Greg Gibson,.....2%
Gary Darling.....2%
FAST FACTS: McClelland worked home plate for David Wells's 1998 perfect game. He's known for his small but consistent strike zone....Bucknor (seven years) is the least experienced ump on either list; Froemming (35 years) is MLB's most experienced active ump....Among hitters Hernandez drew 16.4% of the the worst vote. This season Mets LF Cliff Floyd said, "a lot of us have had confrontations with Hernandez."

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