#sports activities MLB: Ouch! Scary second dwelling plate umpire is smashed within the helmet by a 99mph quick ball
Ouch! Scary second dwelling plate umpire in Yankees-Cardinals recreation is smashed within the helmet by a 99mph quick ball… and must be held up by catcher Yadier Molino whereas he recovers
- MLB umpire Ed Hickox was viciously struck within the helmet by a baseball
- Cardinals pitcher Ryan Hensley’s 99mph pitch ricocheted into the 60-year-old
- Hickox additionally acquired widespread criticism for his adjudication throughout the recreation
- The Yankees endured their fifth-straight defeat with a 12-9 loss in Missouri
- Meanwhile St. Louis prolonged their successful streak to seven video games
Ever woken up feeling such as you’ve been hit by a 99 mile-per-hour fastball?
Home plate umpire Ed Hickox will tomorrow. The 60-year-old was already having a tricky day on the workplace in St. Louis after which actuality hit, fairly actually.
At the highest of the eighth inning, with St. Louis main the Yankees 9-8, Cardinals pitcher Ryan Hensley delivered a 99mph bomb which ricocheted off the bat of New York’s Jose Trevino, proper into the grill of Hickox.
Umpire Ed Hickox acquired greater than he bargained for throughout the Yankees-Cardinals recreation Sunday
The 60-year-old umpire (pictured proper arguing with Aaron Boone) was struck by a quick ball
The longtime baseball ump was visibly and instantly shaken from the blow, wobbling earlier than St. Louis catcher Yadier Molino intervened, stopping him from a possible fall.
Incredibly, the Florida native carried on, ending out the sport because the Cards piled on three extra runs to increase New York’s latest distress.
This is not the primary time Hickox has been leveled by a stray baseball throughout his 17-year MLB profession.
Several damaged facial bones and concussions have come and gone whereas serving as the house plate umpire. Hickox suffered a extreme concussion and left ear harm whereas umpiring one other Yankees recreation, this time throughout April 2009.
Hickox referred to as this pitch a strike a lot to the ire of Yankees skipper Boone and plenty of following the sport on social media
Bizarrely, the previous Eagle Scout has been beforehand struck by a 99mph fastball, which by the way was additionally a foul ball.
During an LA Dodgers recreation in July 2013, Hickox was smacked within the face by the ball. He bravely completed out the sport however was changed on the next day for a suspected concussion.
On Sunday, the house plate umpire acquired widespread criticism of social media all through the sport for a sequence of significantly puzzling calls.
Social media was outraged by a few of Hickox’s adjudication throughout the Cardinals’ 12-9 victory
The win accomplished a St. Louis sweep, who grew to become the primary NL staff to realize a three-game sweep of the Yanks in 15 years.
Since interleague play started in 1977, the Yankees have been swept simply 4 occasions by NL groups.
New York have an opportunity to arrest their slide in Seattle Monday night time, in the meantime St. Louis will look to increase their seven-game win streak in Colorado come Tuesday.