|MLBPA/MLB News Release|
Major League Baseball Players Association deputy executive director Tony Clark issued the following statement regarding the passing of umpire Wally Bell:
"We are all shocked and saddened by Wally's passing. Throughout my playing career, I found Wally to be the consummate professional, whose passion and professionalism made him a master of his craft. On behalf of all players and the staff of the Players Association, I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to Wally's family, friends and fellow World Umpires Association members."