Major League Baseball umpire Larry Vanover was hit in the head by a relay during the Yankees’ game against the Guardians earlier this week and was released Friday from the hospital, aka the horrific event Two days after that happened, it was reported that
in the fifth inning on Wednesday, Cleveland second baseman Andres Jimenez turned and pitched to home plate, except between second base and the mound Van Nofer was within the path of the ball.
The ball hit Vanover in the head, knocking off his hat and glasses, and scored two points in a sequence that initially started with a Kyle Higashioka drive into midfield.
According to the Associated Press, Gimenez was pitching at 89 mph.
Vanover, 67, was taken to the Cleveland Clinic for a concussion evaluation with a “pretty big knot” on the left side of his head above his ear, referee Chris Guccione told pool reporters Wednesday. .
“They’re going to do a concussion test and it sounds like he’s conscious and he knows what’s going on,” Guccione said Wednesday. “But he does have that glassy look on him. He’ll probably spend the rest of the night in the hospital.
Larry Vanover was hit in the head by a lay-off during the Yankees’ game against the Guardians on Wednesday.Getty Images
But Captain Van Nofer, who ejected Yankees manager Aaron Boone earlier in the game, remained in the hospital Thursday.
Van Nofer, who was scheduled to play in Cincinnati on Thursday, could not return as an official until cleared by league medical staff, according to The Associated Press.
According to CNN, Jeremy Riggs replaced Vanover when the Reds hosted the Phillies.
“It was horrible,” Guccione told pool reporters on Wednesday. After the colleague was hit. “
Vanover joined the MLB refereeing staff in 1993 and has 29 years of service.