Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Injury Scout - Hallion Out in Anaheim After Hit to Head

HP Umpire Tom Hallion exited Tuesday's Brewers-Angels game in California following a second-inning foul ball to the head.

With two out, Angels batter Andrelton Simmons fouled a 2-0 90.8-mph fastball into Hallion's traditional-style facemask, knocking the mask to the ground; Hallion remained in the game for the next pitch, a force out to end the inning.

During the break, Hallion left the field and was replaced behind home plate by 2B Umpire Todd Tichenor, with 1B Umpire Phil Cuzzi and 3B Umpire Adam Hamari holding their positions in the field. Cuzzi served as acting crew chief.

Relevant Injury History: Hallion has a history of head injuries as a home plate umpire.
Hallion last left a July 24, 2018 game in Philadelphia after a foul ball off the facemask.
Related PostInjury Scout - Tom Hallion Out on Extra Inning Foul to Jaw (7/24/18).

On August 19, 2017, Hallion left a game in Baltimore following a foul ball to the top of his mask.
Related PostInjury Scout - Hallion Exits After Foul to Face Mask (8/19/17).

Hallion remained in an August 2015 game after a direct hit, but left a July game after a foul-to-mask.
Related PostTom Hallion Takes Direct Shot to Mask, Remains in Game (8/14/15).
Related PostTom Hallion Squarely Struck by Foul, Leaves A's Game (7/1/15).

Injury Scout Update: Both Jerry Layne and Scott Barry returned to the field earlier this month.
Related PostInjury Scout - Jerry Layne Exits After Two Head Hits (4/1/19).
Related PostInjury Scout - Scott Barry Hit by Fastball Late in LA (3/29/19).

Last Game: April 9 | Return to Play: TBD | Time Absent: TBD | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Hallion withstands head hit to finish inning and leaves after the break (MIL/KLAA)

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