In the seventh inning of last night’s game, Tribe third baseman Jack Hannahan hit a foul ball into the seats on the third base side. Yankees left fielder Dewayne Wise leaped into the stands and got leather on the ball, but did not make the catch. That didn’t stop umpire Mike DiMuro from calling it a catch however.
Hannahan would be tossed later in the game for arguing the call. A call which DiMuro would later admit was a mistake-
“Mike DiMuro: “Now that I see the tape it’s obvious that the ball fell out…In hindsight I should have asked him to show me the ball…”
Yes. Seeing the ball in the mitt of Wise would have been appropriate. Especially with a Yankee fan proudly holding the ball in question up in the air a few feet from Wise.
(Screen capture from Big League Stew)