Friday, August 14, 2015

Tom Hallion Takes Direct Shot to Mask, Remains in Game

Struck by a pitch in the facemask, HP Umpire Tom Hallion was able to remain in Wednesday's Rangers-Twins game. With none out and one on in the top of the 2nd inning, Rangers batter Elvis Andrus took a 1-1 fastball from Twins pitcher Ervin Santana for a ball. Replays indicate the 91 mph pitch struck Hallion on the lower left jaw/ear portion of his traditional-style Wilson mask.

After attention from Twins training staff and discussion with other umpires, Hallion remained in the game.

Video: Hallion stays in the game after taking a direct shot from Santana's fastball to the facemask (MIN)


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