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Replayed Homer Calls

On August 28, 2008, Major League Baseball instituted an instant replay system in games to help decide some home runs calls. There are only three situations in which the replay can be used: (1) Was the potential homer fair or foul? (2) Did a fan interfere with a potential homer? (3) Did a potential homer go over the fence?

It is up to the crew chief to decide whether or not to use the replay system. A team cannot request or demand that it be used. Once the replay has been viewed and the umpires make their decision, no appeals are allowed and teams are not allowed to argue the call.

This system was put in place because of a series of calls in a 10-day period earlier that season which drew a lot of attention.

There was a use of a homer replay in 1999 before they were authorized. Details

Prior Year Instances:

2017 (115 times, 26 changed, 89 upheld)

4/4 CLE @ TEX
In the top of the ninth, Yan Gomes fly to LF was ruled foul. Crew chief Mike Winters requested a review, which upheld the call.

4/6 MIA @ WAS
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Ryan Zimmerman's fly to CF struck the railing behind the wall and caromed back onto the field. The ball was ruled in play and Zimmerman reached 3B. Crew chief Jerry Meals requested a review, which overturned the call to a home run

4/8 WAS @ PHI
In the bottom of the sixth, Michael Saunders fly to CF struck the top of the railing and caromed back on the field. The ball was ruled in play but crew chief Jeff Kellogg requested a review. The call was upheld by replay.

4/10 TBA @ NYA
There were two similar plays in the eighth inning. In the top of the frame, Logan Morrison's fly to right-center went into the first row of seats and caromed off a fan's glove back onto the field. The ball was ruled in play and Morrison reached 3B. Crew chief Bill Miller requested a review, which overturned the call to a home run.

the bottom of the frame, Starlin Castro's fly to right-center went into the first row of seats and was ruled a home run. Crew chief Bill Miller requested a review, which upheld the call. This was the same spot as the Morrison homer in the previous half inning.

4/12 MIN @ DET
In the top of the third inning, Miguel Sano's fly to RF was ruled foul but crew chief Jerry Meals requested a review. The call was upheld by replay.

4/14 TEX @ SEA
In the bottom of the seventh inning, Mitch Haniger's fly to LF struck the yellow stripe at the top of the wall and caromed onto the field. The ball was ruled a home run but crew chief Fieldin Culbreth requested a review. The call was overturned by replay to a ball in play and a single.

4/15 MIL @ CIN
In the top of the sixth, Hernan Perez' fly to LF caromed off the top of the wall and struck a fan in the front row. The ball came back onto the field and was ruled in play. Crew chief Gary Cederstrom requested a review, which overturned the call to a home run.

4/16 SLN @ NYA
In the bottom of the second inning, Aaron Judge's fly to RF was touched by a fan who reached over the wall. The ball was ruled in play for a triple and fan interference. Crew chief Jeff Kellogg requested a review, which upheld the call.

4/21 TOR @ ANA
IN the bottom of the eighth inning, Jefry Marte's fly down the LF line struck the wall behind Ezequiel Carrera. When the ball was ruled fair and in play for a double, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons challenged the ruling. The call was upheld by replay.

4/22 CHN @ CIN
In the bottom of the eighth, Zack Cozart's fly to LF struck the top of the padded wall and caromed back onto the field. The ball was ruled in play. Crew chief Jeff Nelson requsted a review, which upheld the call.

4/22 LAN @ ARI
In the bottom of the first, David Peralta's fly to CF struck the yellow stripe at the end of the seating area to the right of the batter's eye. The ball was ruled in play. Crew chief Mike Winters requested a review, which upheld the call.

4/25 CIN @ MIL
In the bottom of the sixth, Keon Broxton's fly to CF struck the yellow stripe at the top of the wall and caromed back onto the field. The ball was ruled in play. Crew chief Sam Holbrook requested a review, which upheld the call by replay.

4/28 MIN @ KCA
In the top of the eighth inning, Miguel Sano's fly to CF struck the top of the wall and caromed back onto the field. The ball was ruled in play but crew chief Fieldin Culbreth requested a review. The call was upheld by replay.

4/28 SEA @ CLE
In the bottom of the fourth, Jose Ramirez' fly to LF struck the metal railing behind the padded wall and caromed back onto the field. The ball was ruled in play but crew chief Jerry Meals requested a review. The call was overturned to a home run by replay.

4/30 OAK @ HOU
In the bottom of the fourth, Evan Gattis' fly to LF struck the top of the wall and caromed back onto the field. Crew chief Joe West requested a review, which upheld the call by replay.

5/1 NYN @ ATL
In the bottom of the fourth, Matt Kemp's fly to CF struck the top of the wall and caromed back onto the field. The ball was ruled in play. Crew chief Larry Vanover requested a review, which upheld the call.

5/5 TOR @ TBA
In the bottom of the fourth inning, Daniel Robertson's fly down the LF line was called a fair ball and a homer. Crew chief Larry Vanover requested a review, which upheld the call.

5/13 MIN @ CLE
In the bottom of the third inning, Carlos Santana's fly to right center was almost caught by Byron Buxton above the top of the wall. The ball caromed back onto the field. Crew chief Fieldin Culbreth requested a review, which upheld the call of ball in play.

5/14 TBA @ BOS
In the top of the ninth, Steven Souza's fly to LF was caught by a fan at the top of the wall. It was ruled a home run but crew chief Jeff Nelson requested a review. The call was upheld by replay.

5/15 NYN @ ARI
In the bottom of the eighth, Paul Goldschmidt's fly to CF struck the wall on the yellow line. The ball was ruled a home run, but acting crew chief Mark Wegner requested a review, which overturned the call to a ball in play. Goldschmidt was awarded 2B.

5/16 LAN @ SFN
In the bottom of the fourth inning, Brandon Belt's fly to RF was touched by a fan in the seats at the angle part of the wall. The ball caromed back onto the field and was ruled a home run. Crew chief Mike Winters requested a review, which upheld the call.

5/20 BOS @ OAK
In the top of the ninth inning, Andrew Benintendi's fly down the RF line was ruled foul. Crew chief Mike Winters requested a review, which upheld the call by replay.

5/21 COL @ CIN
In the bottom of the sixth, Jose Peraza's fly to LF struck the top of the wall and caromed back onto the field. The ball was ruled in play. Crew chief Sam Holbrook requested a review, which upheld the call by replay

5/25 DET @ HOU
In the top of the fifth, J.D. Martinez' fly to CF struck the top of the wall and caromed back onto the field. The ball was ruled in play. Crew chief Dana DeMuth requested a review, which upheld the call.

5/27 KCA @ CLE
In the bottom of the fourth, Jason Kipnis' fly to RF was ruled foul but acting crew chief Alfonzo Marquez requested a review. The call was upheld by replay.

5/29 ATL @ ANA
In the bottom of the fourth inning, Luis Valbuena's fly to RF was touched by a fan above the yellow line and the ball caromed back onto the field. It was ruled a home run but crew chief Ted Barrett requested a review. The call was upheld by replay.

5/30 ARI @ PIT
In the top of the seventh inning, Paul Goldschmidt's fly to RF struck at the top of the wall and caromed back onto the field. The ball was ruled in play. Crew chief Gary Cederstrom requested a review, which upheld the call by replay.

6/1 BOS @ BAL
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Adam Jones' fly ball to LF was caught by a fan in the first row. Crew chief Jeff Nelson requested a review, which upheld the call of home run.

6/4 ARI @ MIA
In the top of the fourth, Paul Goldschmidt's fly to CF struck the wall near the yellow stripe. Crew chief Bill Miller requested a review, which upheld the call of double.

6/4 TBA @ SEA
In the top of the third inning, Steven Souza's fly to LF was ruled foul. Crew chief Gerry Davis requested a review, which upheld the call by replay.

6/6 CHA @ TBA
In the top of the first, leadoff hitter Yolmer Sanchez' fly to CF struck a catwalk and was ruled a home run. Crew chief Bill Miller requested a review, which upheld the call by replay.

6/7 NYN @ TEX
In the top of the fourth, Jay Bruce's fly to RF struck a chair in the bullpen and caromed back onto the field. The ball was ruled in play. Crew chief Dana DeMuth requested a review which overturned the call to a home run by replay.

6/9 COL @ CHN
In the top of the sixth, Trevor Story's fly to LF was ruled a foul ball but crew chief Jerry Layne requested a review. The call was upheld by replay.

6/9 OAK @ TBA
In the bottom of the fourth, Steven Souza's fly to LF appeared to strike a ring in the roof. The ball was ruled in play but crew chief Jeff Nelson requested a review. The call was upheld by replay.

6/11 CHA @ CLE
In the bottom of the sixth, Edwin Encarnacion's fly to LF was ruled foul. Crew chief Mike Everett requested a review, which upheld the call.

6/11 MIL @ ARI
In the bottom of the seventh, Chris Herrmann's fly to LF bounced off the top of the fence and caromed over. It was called a foul ball. Crew chief Brian Gorman requested a review, which upheld the call.

6/12 TEX @ HOU
In the top of the second inning, Joey Gallo's fly to RF struck the top of the wall and caromed into CF. It was ruled in play. Crew chief Fieldin Culbreth requested a review, which upheld the call.

6/12 SEA @ MIN
In the top of the ninth inning, Nelson Cruz' fly to CF struck near the top of the wall and caromed back onto the field. The ball was ruled a home run. Crew chief Sam Holbrook requested a review, which overturned the call to a ball in play for a double.

6/13 SEA @ MIN
In the bottom of the eighth, Chris Gimenez's fly into the LF corner struck the top of the wall and caromed back onto the field. The ball was ruled in play. Crew chief Sam Holbrook requested a review, which upheld the call.

6/14 COL @ PIT
In the top of the second, Ian Desmond's fly to LF was touched by a fan in the front row and ruled a home run. Crew chief Jerry Meals requested a review, which upheld the call by replay.

6/15 KCA @ ANA
In the bottom of the fifth, Danny Espinosa's fly to LF was ruled fair and a home run. Crew chief Fieldin Culbreth requested a review, which overturned the call to a foul ball by replay.

6/16 CHN @ PIT

  1. In the top of the first (the first batter of the game), Anthony Rizzo's fly down the RF line was ruled fair and a home run. The umpires huddled then crew chief Jeff Kellogg requested a review. The call was overturned the call to a foul ball. Cubs Manager Joe Maddon ejected by Kellogg for arguing the replay ruling.
  2. In the bottom of the fourth, Gregory Polanco's fly to RF was ruled a foul ball. Crew chief Jeff Kellogg requested a review, which upheld the call by replay.

6/18 NYA @ OAK
In the top of the fourth Didi Gregorius hit a fly ball down the right field line just inside the foul pole for a home run. Oakland manager Bob Melvin spoke to crew chief Ted Barrett who ordered a replay review, which upheld the call.

6/18 KCA @ ANA
In the bottom of the first Kole Calhoun hit a line drive that hit the top of the wall and bounced back into play for a double. Crew chief Fieldin Culbreth ordered a replay after Angel's manager Mike Soscia challenged the original ruling, and the call was upheld.

6/20 TOR @ TEX
In the top of the seventh Steve Pearce's high fly down the left field line curved foul and was ruled that way. Crew chief Sam Holbrook called for a replay review, which confirmed the call.

6/21 CIN @ TBA
In the bottom of the fifth, Steven Souza Jr. hit a towering fly to left that hit off the wall for a double. Rays manager Kevin Cash asked crew chief Tom Hallion for a review to see if the ball hit the C-ring and would be a homer. The replay upheld the call of a ball in play.

6/21 SFN @ ATL
In the bottom of the seventh Tyler Flowers's fly ball down the left field line hit the top of the wall and bounced against the screen behind the wall and then back into the field. It was ruled in play, but acting crew chief Brian O'Nora requested a review, which overturned the call to a home run by replay.

6/22 PIT @ MIL
In the bottom of the seventh with two outs and runners on first and second Travis Shaw hit a fly to left that hit the top of the wall and bounced back into the play. Crew chief Jerry Layne immediately made the call that the ball was in play. The Brewers thinking it was a homer did not run hard while the Pirates fielded the ball and threw home to retire the runner from first. The play was a double with the runner on second scoring and the other runner making the third out at the plate.

6/23 NYN @ SFN
In the top of the ninth, Lucas Duda hit a high drive to deep right-center that went through a fan's hands, hit off the top of the wall, and bounced back into the field for a double. Crew chief Jerry Layne asked for a review, and the call was uphelf by replay.

6/24 COL @ LAN
In the bottom of sixth, Chase Utley's drive to right was caught by a fan who reached over the wall. The call was a ground-rule double, which was confirmed by the replay review requested by crew chief Fieldin Culbreth.

6/25 ANA @ BOS
In the top of the ninth Danny Espinosa hit a line drive down the right field line just to the right of the "Pesky Pole" and it was ruled a foul ball. Crew chief Bill Miller ordered a review, which upheld the call.

6/27 ATL @ SDN
In the bottom of the first Wil Myers hit a drive to right center hit at the top of the wall and bounced back into the field for a double. Crew cheif Mike Winters asked for a review, which confirmed the call by replay.

6/30 MIN @ KCA

  1. In the top of the third Brian Dozier's fly down the right field line was ruled to be foul. The play was reviewed by crew chief Mike Everitt, and the call was upheld.
  2. In the bottom of the fourth Eric Hosmer's high fly down the left field line carried just inside the pole and was ruled a three-run homer. The play was reviewed by crew chief Mike Everitt, and the call was upheld.

7/4 SFN @ DET
In the top of the seventh Brandon Crawford's high fly to right hit the short fence above the yellow line and was called a two-run homer. Crew chief Mike Winters asked for a review, which upheld the call.

7/7 PIT @ CHN
In the top of the first, Andrew McCutchen hit a line drive to left that hit just below the top of the basket in front of the stands and bounced back into play. It was ruled in play and a double. Crew chief Gary Cederstrom ordered a review, which upheld the call.

7/7 BAL @ MIN
In the bottom of the fourth Miguel Sano's high fly down the left field line curved foul and was ruled that way. Acting crew chief Bill Welke asked for a replay review, which confirmed the call.

7/8 HOU @ TOR
In the bottom of the seventh Justime Smoak's drive to right-center hit halfway up the wall for a double. Crew Chief Dana DeMuth asked for a replay review, which confirmed the call of a ball in play.

7/9 MIL @ NYA
In the bottom of the sixth Chase Headley's fly down the right field line was ruled to be a homer. Acting crew chief Alfonso Marquez requested a review, which overturned the call to a foul ball by replay.

7/14 STL @ PIT
In the bottom of the fourth Gregory Polanco's drive down the right field line was ruled a foul ball. Crew chief Jerry Lane asked for a review, which confirmed the call by replay.

7/15 NYA @ BOS
In the bottom of the fifteenth Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a fly down the left line that hit to the left of the pole, hit the side of stands, and bounced into the Green Monster seats. It was ruled a foul ball, and the review ordered by crew chief Gary Cederstrom confirmed the call.

7/15 TEX @ KCA
In the top of the second Mike Napoli's fly into right hit the railing at the top of the wall and bounced into the field for a triple. The review requested by crew chief Paul Emmel confirmed the call.

7/16 STL @ PIT
In the bottom of the fourth Gregory Polanco's drive down the right field line was ruled a foul ball. Crew chief Jerry Lane asked for a review, which confirmed the call by replay.

7/16 TOR @ DET
In the bottom of the eighth J.D. Martinez hit a fly ball that hit just above the yellow line in right field and bounced off the fence above the wall back into the field. It was called in play and a double, but crew chief Joe West asked for a review, which overturned the call to a home run by replay.

7/22 HOU @ BAL
In the top of the sixth Yuli Gurriel's high drive hit the top of the right field wall and bounced back into the field for a double. Crew chief Mike Winters asked for a review, which overturned the call to a home run by replay.

7/24 NYN @ SDN
In the bottom of the ninth Jabari Blash hit a high fly down the right field line that would have been a game-ending homer, but it curved foul at the last moment. It was ruled that way, and the review by crew chief Tom Hallion confirmed the call.

7/24 ATL at ARI
In the top of the fourth Freddie Freeman's high fly ball to center hit just to the left of the yellow line on the facing of the second deck and bounced back into the field of play for a double. That area is in play, and acting crew chief Alfonso Marquez requested a replay review, which confirmed the call.

7/29 ARI at STL

  1. In the top of the fourth, Paul Goldschmidt hit a high fly to right center that hit on the top of the padding bounced up against the fence and back into the field. It was ruled a home run, and crew chief Sam Holbrook asked for a replay review, which confirmed the call.
  2. In top of the ninth, Ketel Marte's long fly down the left field line curved foul and was rulled that way. The replay review ordered by crew chief Sam Holbrook confirmed the call.

7/29 CLE at CHA
In the top of the fifth, Michael Brantley's line drive to right center hit on the warning track and bounced into the stands. It was ruled to be a homer, but acting crew chief Bill Welke requested a review, which overturned the call to a book-rule double by replay.

7/30 KCA at BOS
In the bottom of the fifth, Rafael Devers's drive to left hit the ledge at the top of the Green Monster and bounced off the short fence in front of the seats back into the field of play for a double. Crew chief Bill Miller requested a review, which overturned the call to a home run by replay.

7/30 ANA at TOR
In the bottom of the third Steve Pearce hit a high fly to center that hit high against the wall and bounced back into the field for a double. Crew chief Ted Barrett asked for a replay review, which confirmed the call.

8/1 CLE at BOS
In the bottom of the fifth Hanley Ramirez hit a fly ball to deep center field that Austin Jackson snared with a leaping catch and then fell over upside down into the Red Sox bullpen while holding onto the ball. It was ruled a catch for an out. Acting crew chief Mark Wegner asked for a replay review, which confirmed the call.

8/3 SEA at KCA
In the top of the fourth Danny Valencia's fly down the right field line got into the stands just inside the pole and was ruled a home run. Crew chief Larry Vanover asked for a replay review, which confirmed the call.

8/4 SDN at PIT

  1. In the top of the fifth Carlos Asuaje hit a drive to right center that cleared the yellow line hit a fan and bounced back into the field. He was thrown out at third trying for a triple, but acting crew chief Dan Iassogna asked for a review which overturned the call to a home run by replay.
  2. In the top of the sixth Yangervis Solarte hit a fly to right center that a fan caught with his glove right at the yellow line at the top of the fence and was ruled a home run. Acting crew chief Dan Iassogna asked for a review, which upheld the call.

8/4 TOR at HOU
In the top of the fifth Russell Martin hit a high fly to left center that hit just above the yellow line and bounced off of a pillar back onto the field. It was called a double, but crew chief Gerry Davis requested a review, which overturned the call to a home run by replay.

8/4 SLN at CIN
In the top of the third Greg Garcia's fly to right hit the top of the fence and bounced back into the field of play for a triple. Acting crew chief Jim Reynolds asked for a review, which upheld the call.

8/5 SLN at CIN
In the bottom of the first Adam Duvall's fly to center, like Garcia's the day before, hit the top of the fence and bounced back into play for a triple. Again, acting crew chief Jim Reynolds asked for a review, which upheld the call.

8/8 CHN at SFN
In the bottom of the first Buster Posey hit a high fly to left center that eluded the center fielders jump, hit a fan, and bounced back into the field. It was ruled a home run, and the replay review requested by crew chief Sam Holbrook confirmed the call.

8/9 BAL at ANA
In the top of the third Wellington Castillo hit a fly to right center that a fan reached for and the ball hit his hands and landed in the stands. It was ruled a home run and crew chief Dana DeMuth asked for a review, which upheld the call.

8/9 TEX at NYN
In the bottom of the fifth Wilmer Flores hit a drive to left that hit against the wall above the orange line and bounced back into play. It was ruled a double, but crew chief Greg Gibson asked for a review, which overturned the call to a home run by replay.

8/17 SLN at PIT
In the top of the ninth Tommy Pham hit a high and long fly down the left field line that passed higher than the top of the pole. It was ruled a home run, and the review requested by crew chief Gerry Davis upheld the call.

8/19 NYA at BOS
In the bottom of the seventh Rafael Devers hit a fly to the deepest part of the park that hit just to left of the vertical yellow line and bounced into the stands for a home run. Acting crew chief Dan Iassogna asked for a review, which was about whether it was a ground-rule double since if the ball had bounced back into the field it would have been in play, and the call of a homer was upheld.

8/19 SEA at TBA
In the top of the fourth Nelson Cruz hit a fly to right center that hit the railing that comes above the fence over a small door and bounced back into the field. It was ruled in play for a double, but crew chief Dana DeMuth asked for a review, which overturned the call to a home run by replay.

8/19 CHA at TEX
In the bottom of the sixth Elvis Andrus hit a fly down the right field line that fell just beyond the reach of Avisail Garcia, landed in foul territory, hit the wall below the stands, and bounced back into fair territory. Garcia did not pursue the ball, so Andrus could round the bases and cross the plate standing up. It was ruled in play for an inside-the-park home run. Acting crew chief Tim Timmons asked for a review, which overturned the call to a foul ball by replay. Note: This play is not officially a homer replay because the ball did not carry into the stands. It is considered as a "fair/foul (outfield)" case.

8/22 MIA at PHI
In the bottom of the first Rhys Hoskins hit a fly to deep center that hit off the top of the fence, bounced into a bush just behind the fence and back into the field for a double. Crew chief Mike Everitt asked for a review, which overturned the call to a home run by replay.

8/23 CHN at CIN
In the top of the fourth Kyle Schwarber's fly to left hit the railing just behind the wall and bounced back into the field. It was ruled a home run, and the review requested by crew chief Bill Miller confirmed the call.

8/28 TBA at KCA
In the top of the third Logan Morrison's fly to center hit the top of the padding at the top of the wall and bounced back into the field for a double. Acting crew chief Bill Welke asked for a review, which upheld the call.

8/28 CLE at NYA
In the top of the eighth Austin Jackson"s fly to left just cleared the wall when a fan tried to catch it. The ball bounced back into the field and was ruled a home run. Crew chief Gerry Davis asked for a reviews, and it upheld the call.

8/29 OAK at ANA
In the top of the second Matt Olson hit a fly to right that hit on a metal bar above the yellow line on the wall and bounced back into the field. It was ruled a homer, and the review requested by crew chief Mike Winters confirmed the call.

8/30 OAK at ANA
In the bottom of the seventh Cliff Pennington's fly to right was caught by a fan as it cleared the yellow line at the top of the wall and it was ruled a home run. The review requested by crew chief Mike Winters upheld the call.

8/31 SLN at SFN
In the bottom of the ninth Brandon Crawford's drive down the right field line was caught by a fan right above the yellow foul line painted on the sloping part of the wall below the top of the wall. It was ruled a home run, but the review requested by crew chief Mike Everitt overturned the call by replay to a double due to fan interfernce.

8/31 CHA at MIN
In the bottom of the second Eduardo Escobar's fly to right center hit the white line at the top of the wall and bounced back into the field. He reached third and the play was ruled a triple, which was confirmed when crew chief Paul Emmel asked for a review.

9/1 SLN at SFN
In the top of seventh Stephen Piscotty hit a high fly to right center that bounced off the top of the wall back into the field, and it was ruled in play for a triple. Crew chief Mike Everitt asked for a review, and the call was confirmed.

9/6 CHN at PIT
In the top of the second Ian Happ hit a long fly down the right field line that passed just to the right of the pole and was ruled foul. The review requested by crew chief Dana DeMuth confirmed the call.

9/7 CIN at NYN
In the bottom of the third Asdrubal Cabrera's drive to left center hit the orange line at the top of the wall and bounced back into the field. It was first called a homer, but the umpires conferred and ruled it a double as Cabrera had stopped at second before being waved to round the bases. Crew chief Jerry Layne then requested a replay review, which confirmed the call of a double.

9/12 SEA at TEX
In the top of the sixth Robinson Cano hit a fly ball to right center that hit the top of the wall and bounced back into play for a double. Crew chief Jeff Nelson asked for a review, which upheld it being a double.

9/13 DET at CLE
In the bottom of the first Jay Bruce's fly to left center hit against the short fence behind the yellow line at the top of the wall, bounced back into the field, and was ruled a home run. Crew chief Paul Emmel asked for a review, which upheld the call.

9/14 CHA at DET
In the bottom of the sixth Jose Iglesias hit a drive to left that hit the yellow padding and bounced back into the field. He reached second for a double, and the replay requested by acting crew chief Dan Iassogna confirmed the call.

9/14 TOR at MIN
In the bottom of the seventh Jorge Polanco hit a long fly down the right field line that was just to the right of the pole and was called foul. Crew chief Jerry Meals requested a review, which upheld the call.

9/15 TEX at ANA
In the bottom of the fourth Kole Calhoun hit a fly into left hit the top of the wall and bounced into the left fielders glove. Calhoun reached second and it was ruled a double. Crew chief Sam Holbrook asked for a review, and it confirmed the call.

9/17 KCA at CLE
In the bottom of the first Francisco Lindor's high fly down the left line curved in front of the pole at the last minute and it was called a home run. Crew chief Ted Barrett asked for a review, which overturned the call by replay to a foul ball.

9/20 ARI at SDN
In the top of the second Chris Hermann hit a line drive down the right field line that passed to the right of the pole, hit the top of the wall, bounced behind the pole into fair territory while Hermann stopped at second base. The umpires gathered to discuss the play and ruled it a home run. Crew chief Sam Holbrook asked for a review, which overturned the call by replay to a foul ball.

9/21 CHN at MIL
In the top of the tenth Anthony Rizzo's drive to deep center hit the top of the wall, bounced back into the field, and Rizzo reached third for a triple. Crew chief Dana DeMuth requested a review, and it confirmed the call of a triple.

9/22 TBA at BAL
In the top of the eighth Wilson Ramos hit a fly to right center that hit the padding at the top of wall and bounced back into the field. It was ruled a home run, but the review requested by crew chief Gary Cederstrom overturned the call by replay to a double.

9/24 CLE at SEA
In the top of the second Edwin Encarnacion's line drive down the left field line curved in front of the pole and was ruled foul. The reveiw requested by crew chief Sam Holbrook confirmed the call.

9/26 SDN at LAN
In the top of the fifth Christian Villanueva's fly to right cleared the low fence and bounced off the hand of a fan who tried to catch it and back into the field. Seeing the ball clear the wall, Villanueva did not run hard and was tagged out going into second, which was the ruling. Acting crew chief Tim Timmons asked for a review, and the call was overturned to a home run due to fan interference.

9/26 WAS at PHI
In the top of the third Anthony Rendon hit a fly to left that hit the top of the wall and bounced back into the field for a double. The review requested by crew chief Gerry Davis confirmed the call of a double.

9/29 DET at MIN
In the bottom of the second Ehire Adrianza hit a line drive to left that bounced of the top of wall and back into play. He reached second for a double, and that was upheld by the review request by acting crew chief Tim Timmons

9/30 TOR at NYA
In the top of the sixth Ryan Goins hit a fly to right that a fan reached over and caught in front of the wall. It was ruled a double due to fan interference, and the call was confirmed by the review requested by crew chief Bill Miller.

10/7 CHN at WAS (NLDS)
In the top of the fourth Anthony Rizzo's fly to right was caught at the top of the railing behind the wall by a Cubs fan and was ruled a home run. The replay asked for by crew chief Gerry Davis confirmed the call.

10/14 NYA at HOU (ALCS)
In the bottom of the fourth Carlos Correa's line drive was caught at the top of the wall by a young fan and was ruled a home run. The replay asked for by crew chief Gary Cederstrom confirmed the call.

Reason Summary

Reason for Review     Total  Reversed  Upheld
Fair/Foul            175     43       132
Fan Interference     132     26       106    (including one in wrong situation in 2009)
Over the Fence       472    156       316
One call reversed due to a runner being passed on the bases.

Umpire Summary

Crew Chief            Total  Reversed  Upheld
Ted Barrett           22      3        19
Wally Bell            12      2        10
Mark Carlson           5      1         4
Gary Cederstrom       46     16        30    (including one in wrong situation in 2009)
Eric Cooper            2      0         2
Derryl Cousins        14      4        10
Jerry Crawford         2      0         2
Fieldin Culbreth      31      9        22
Kerwin Danley          1      1         0
Gary Darling          13      3        10
Bob Davidson           6      1         5
Gerry Davis           45     17        28
Dana DeMuth           40     14        26
Laz Diaz               1      0         1
Paul Emmel             6      1         5
Mike Everitt          14      6         9
Greg Gibson            8      4         4
Brian Gorman          34     10        24
Tom Hallion           29      7        22
Angel Hernandez        4      2         2
John Hirschbeck       26      4        22
Sam Holbrook          12      2        10
Dan Iassogna           5      0         5
Jim Joyce             13      2        11
Jeff Kellogg          36     11        25
Ron Kulpa              6      2         4
Jerry Layne           32      7        25
Randy Marsh            2      2         0
Alfonso Marquez        6      1         5
Tim McClelland        15      5        10
Jerry Meals           23      7        16
Bill Miller           23      6        17
Paul Nauert            2      0         2
Jeff Nelson           26      6        20
Brian O'Nora           7      4         3
Ed Rapuano             2      2         0
Rick Reed              2      1         1
Mike Reilly            3      2         1
Charlie Reliford       1      0         1
Jim Reynolds           6      1         5
Dale Scott            37     18        19
Tim Timmons            3      2         1
Tim Tschida           20      6        14
Larry Vanover         18      3        15
Mark Wegner            4      2         2
Bill Welke             3      1         2
Tim Welke             30      8        22
Hunter Wendelstedt     1      0         1
Joe West              39     10        29
Mike Winters          42      9        33

Ballpark Summary

Park                                   Total  Reversed  Upheld
Anaheim: Angel Stadium                 32      7        25
Arlington: Globe LIfe Park             20      8        12
Atlanta: Turner Field                   7      2         5
Atlanta: SunTrust Park                  3      1         2
Baltimore: Camden Yards                36     11        25
Boston: Fenway Park                    54     15        39
Chicago: Guarenteed Rate Field         14      3        11
Chicago: Wrigley Field                 14      7         7
Cincinnati: Great American Ballpark    39      9        30
Cleveland: Progressive Field           29      6        23
Denver: Coors Field                    14      4        10
Detroit: Comerica Park                 29     13        16
Houston: Minute Maid Park              38      9        29
Kansas City: Kauffman Stadium          27      3        24
Los Angeles: Dodger Stadium            12      3         9
Miami: Sun Life Stadium                 6      3         3
Miami: Marlins Park                    11      6         5
Milwaukee: Miller Park                 18      8        10
Minneapolis: Metrodome                  1      0         1
Minneapolis: Target Field              33      8        25
New York: Citi Field                   35     18        17
New York: Yankee Stadium II            25      7        18
Oakland: Oakland-Alameda Co Stadium    14      2        12
Philadelphia: Citizens Bank Park       32     14        18
Phoenix: Chase Field                   33      8        24
Pittsburgh: PNC Park                   38      8        30
St. Louis: Busch Stadium III           18      6        12
St. Petersburg: Tropicana Field	       37     10        27    (including one in wrong situation in 2009)
San Diego: PETCO Park                  17      6        11
San Francisco: AT&T Park               25      6        19
Seattle: Safeco Field                  23      4        19
Toronto: Rogers Centre                 13      2        11
Washington: Nationals Park             25      5        20

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