Major League Baseball has appointed its first African American umpire crew chief by promoting Kerwin Danley to the position, according to a report.

MLB often shuffles its roster of umpires in the offseason to account for retirements, promotions and new hires.

Danley, 58, has worked two World Series and been on the field for 10 other postseason rounds, including the AL Championship Series last year. He also has been chosen to call two All-Star Games.