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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:

2018 (113 times, 31 changed, 82 upheld)

3/30 HOU @ TEX
Shin-Soo Choo's fly to left hit the top of the wall and bounced back into the field for a double. Crew chief Jerry Meals asked for a replay review, which confirmed the call.

4/1 PIT @ DET, Game 2

4/3 CLE @ ANA
Rene Rivera's drive to right in the bottom of the eighth hit the scoreboard well above the yellow line, which is a lower "fence" for a homer in Anaheim this year, and bounced back into the field. It was ruled in play for a double, but the review requested by crew chief Mark Wegner overturned the call to a home run.

4/4 MIN @ PIT
IN the top of the fourth, Miguel Sano's fly to right hit above the scoreboard and below the yellow line and bounced back into the field for a double. The replay ordered by crew chief Fieldin Culbreth confirmed the call.

4/5 NYN @ WAS
Michael Conforto's fly in the top of the fifth just cleared the wall into the flower bed and bounced back into the field. It was ruled in play for a double, but the review requested by crew chief Joe West overturned the call to a home run.

4/7 MIA @ PHI
In the bottom of the fourth, Maikel Franco's fly to left center hit the top of the wall and bounced against a short fence back into play for a double. The replay review ordered by crew chief Kerwin Danley confirmed the call.

4/9 SDN @ COL
In the bottom of the sixth, Carlos Gonzalez's fly to left landed in Corry Spangenberg's glove, but he was unable to hold onto the ball, which dropped into the stands, as his glove hit the top of the wall. However, a fan whose hands were on the yellow line at the top of the fence, but not over the fence into the field of play, may have touched the glove and caused the dropped ball. It was ruled a homer, and the call was upheld after the review ordered by crew chief Brian Gorman. Padres manager Andy Green came out to argue about the call and was immediately ejected as that is not allowed.

4/9 HOU @ MIN
In the bottom of the ninth, Byron Buxton hit a fly down the left line that would have tied the game if fair, but it curved foul. That ruling was confirmed by the review requested by crew chief Alfonso Marquez.

4/11 MIL @ SLN
In the bottom of the ninth, Tommy Pham's drive to left hit the screen just above the wall and bounced back into the field for a double. After the review asked for by crew chief Bill Welke, the ruling was overturned to a home run.

4/11 CIN @ PHI
Scooter Gennett's fly to left in the top of the ninth hit the top of the wall and bounced back into play for a double. That call was confirmed by the replay review requested by crew chief Jerry Meals.

4/14 ARI @ LAD
In the top of the fourth with runners on first and third, Deven Marrero hit a fly to left center that just cleared the wall. Alex Avila, the runner on first started back to the bag to tag up and Marrero briefly passed behind and ahead of him. The play was first ruled to be a three-run homer, but the replay ordered by crew chief Brian Gorman overturned it to a two-run single.

4/17 CLE @ MIN, played in San Juan, Puerto Rico
In the top of the eighth, Yonder Alonso's high fly down the right field line went over the pole, which does not extend as high as in a major league park. It was ruled a home run, and after the review requested by crew chief Gary Cederstrom, the call stood. As a note, the replay review was not done in New York but locally by a fifth umpire.

4/18 TEX @ TBA
Renato Nunez's fly to right in the top of the fifth was caught by a fan who reached over the top of the fence. It was ruled a double, which was upheld after the replay review about possible fan interference requested by crew chief Alfonso Marquez.

4/20 BOS @ OAK
Chad Pinder hit a fly down the right field line in the bottom of the first that curved foul. It was ruled that way, which was upheld by the review requested by crew chief Brian Gorman.

4/21 CHN @ COL
In the top of the first, Willson Contreras hit a fly to center that hit the top of the wall and bounced into play for a double. A fan had reached with a glove for the ball and may have touched it. The replay review ordered by crew chief Greg Gibson upheld to call.

4/21 SEA @ TEX
Nelson Cruz's high fly down the left field line in the top of the fourth went just above the pole and was ruled to be foul. The review ordered by crew chief Gary Cederstrom upheld the call. However, Cruz hit a homer to left later in the at bat.

4/22 PIT @ PHI
In the bottom of the eleventh, Andrew Knapp's drive to left hit the short fence above the wall and took an unusual bounce back into the field, which enabled him to reach third for a triple. The review asked for by crew chief Bill Welke confirmed that outcome.

4/26 SEA @ CLE
Robinson Cano's fly to left in the top of the fifth hit the yellow line at the top of wall and bounced back into the field. It was ruled a home run, but the replay requested by crew chief Mark Wegner overturned the call to a double.

4/26 DET @ PIT
In the bottom of the ninth in a scoreless game, Corey Dickerson hit a drive to right that a fan reached for and caught with his bare hands. It was ruled to be a home run. The replay review ordered by crew chief Mike Winters showed the ball was caught after it cleared the wall, so it remained a game-ending homer.

4/26 ATL @ CIN
In the top of the sixth, Dansby Swanson hit a high fly down the left field line that curved just to the left of the pole, and it was ruled as a foul ball. The review called for by crew chief Fieldin Culbreth confirmed the call.

4/27 CIN @ MIN
Logan Morrison's fly to right center in the bottom of the first hit on top of the wall possibly clearing it before bouncing back into the field and was ruled a home run. The review ordered by crew chief Ted Barrett upheld the call.

4/28 ATL @ PHI
In the top of the third, Odubel Herrera leaped high and reached over the wall to catch Freddie Freeman's fly to deep center. The review ordered by crew chief Kerwin Danley checked to see if the ball had first hit one of the shrubs beyond the fence before being caught. The call of a catch for an out was confirmed.

4/28 LAN @ SFN, Game 1
Alen Hanson's drive to right center was touched by a fan after it cleared the wall and dropped back onto the field. It was ruled a homer, and the call was upheld by the review ordered by crew chief Dan Iassogna.

4/29 OAK @ HOU
In the bottom of the fifth, Max Stassi hit a fly to right that Stephen Piscotty had lined up and was jumping to make the catch when a fan reached over the wall and caught the ball just above Pistotty's glove. The play was ruled an out due to fan interference by second base umpire Dan Bellino, and the call was confirmed by the review requested by crew chief Tom Hallion.

5/1 MIL @ CIN
Hernan Perez's drive to left in the top of the seventh cleared the wall, hit a seat, and bounced back into the field. It was called a home run, and the replay review ordered by crew chief Mike Winters confirmed the call.

5/12 MIL @ COL

5/15 TOR at NYN
Amed Rosario's fly to right center hit the orange padding at the top of the fence and bounced back into play for a double. Crew chief Bill Welke asked for a review, which upheld the call.

5/17 COL @ SFN
A high drive to right center by Brandon Belt in the bottom of the sixth hit the railing just above the top of the wall and bouncded back into the field for a double. However, the review ordered by crew chief Brian O'Nora overturned the call to a home run.

5/19 CLE @ HOU
In the bottom of the eighth, Jose Altuve's fly to right hit the netting below the yellow line, hit the lip of the fence under the netting and then caromed to the right and into the stands. It was ruled a homer, but the replay review ordered by crew chief Bill Miller overturned the call to a "ground-rule" double.

5/27 NYN @ MIL
Michael Conforto's fly to center hit the yellow line at the top of the fence and bounced directly back into the field. It was ruled a home run, which it would have been if the ball had bounced off the higher wall just behind the fence. That ruling was overturned to double by the replay requested by crew chief Mike Winters.

5/28 ANA @ DET
In the bottom of the seventh, a fan reached out and caught Leonys Martin's fly to right well above the top of the fence. It was ruled a homer, which was upheld by the review ordered by crew chief Greg Gibson.

5/29 CHN @ PIT
Anthony Rizzo hit a high fly in the top of the seventh to right center that was caught by a Cubs fan above the yellow line and his momentum caused him to reach over the fence. It was called a homer, and the replay requested by crew chief Gerry Davis confirmed the call.

5/30 TOR @ BOS
In the bottom of the fifth, Eduardo Nunez hit a fly to left that just cleared the top of the Green Monster's wall and was caught by a fan who reached over the flat area in front of the seats. It was called a homer, and the replay requested by crew chief Jerry Layne confirmed the call.

5/30 MIN @ KCA
Jorge Soler's fly to left center in the bottom of the second hit the padding at the top of the wall and bounced back into the field. It was ruled a home run, but the review requested by crew chief Tom Hallion overturned the call to a double that scored the runner from first.

6/2 MIA @ ARI
In the top of the sixth, Starlin Castro hit a high fly to center that hit the top of the wall just to the right of the "home run porch" and bounced back into the field. He reached second for a double, which was the ruling upheld by the review asked for by crew chief Ted Barrett.

6/2 TBA @ SEA
Wilson Ramos's drive to left center in the top of the sixth hit the yellow line at the top of the wall and bounced back into play for a double. That call was confirmed by the review ordered by Alfonso Marquez.

6/3 CLE @ MIN
Yan Gomes's fly to left in the top of the seventh hit the top of the wall and bounced high and back into play for a double. That call was confirmed by the review ordered by Jerry Layne.

6/6 ARI @ SFN
David Peralta hit a high fly down the right field line in the top of the tenth that just curved foul at the last moment. It was called that way, which was confirmed by the replay requested by crew chief Bill Welke.

6/8 MIL @ PHI
In the bottom of the seventh, Nick Williams hit a fly to deep center that hit the top of the wall and bounced back in the field. It was ruled in play and he reached third for a triple. That call was confirmed by the review ordered by crew chief Fieldin Culbreth.

6/9 SEA @ TBA
Mallex Smith's fly to right hit the yellow padding at the top of the wall and took a high bounce back into the field. He ran hard and wound up a third, and the umpires' call after discussing it was a home run. The replay review ordered by crew chief Marvin Hudson overturned the call to a triple.

6/11 SFN @ MIA
In the bottom of the fourth, Lewis Brinson's drive to deep center hit the top of the wall and bounced back into the field. It was ruled in play and he reached third for a triple. The call was upheld by the review ordered by crew chief Mark Wegner.

6/13 TEX @ LAN
Shin-Soo Choo hit a fly to left center that hit the top of the wall and bounced back into play as he reached second. It was ruled a double and the call was confirmed by the review requested by crew chief Bill Welke.

6/16 NYN @ ARI
In the last of the eighth, Paul Goldschmidt's fly down the right field line curved foul and was called that way, which was confirmed by the review asked for by crew chief Jim Reynolds.

6/18 SLN @ PHI
Rhys Hoskins hit a drive down the left field line in the bottom of the seventh that passed just to left of the pole. It was called foul, which was confirmed by the replay ordered by crew chief Gary Cederstrom.

6/19 CHA @ CLE
Jose Abreu's fly down the left field line in the top of the third curved foul just before it passed the pole, but it was ruled to be a homer. Based on the review requested by crew chief Ted Barrett the call was overturned to foul ball.

6/19 NYN @ COL
In the bottom of the third, Jose Cuevas hit a line drive that hit the fair/foul line in left just below the top of the wall, which resulted in a double. That call was confirmed by the replay ordered by crew chief Bill Welke.

6/20 DET @ CIN
Eugenio Suarez hit a fly to left in the bottom of the sixth that hit the concrete behind the yellow line at the top of the fence and bounced back into the field. It was called in play for a double, but the review ordered by crew chief Sam Holbrook overturned the call to a home run.

6/23 BAL @ ATL
In the top of the first, Jonathan Schoop's high fly down the left field line curved foul as it went into the stands. It was called foul, which was upheld by the review requested by crew chief Ted Barrett.

6/23 CHN @ CIN
Willson Contreras hit a drive to right in the top of the second that a Cubs fan caught in his glove just after it cleared the wall. The call was a homer, which was confirmed by the replay ordered by crew chief Jerry Layne.

6/25 PIT @ NYN
Michael Conforto's high fly to right curved foul and was called that way, which was confirmed by the replay requested by crew chief Fieldin Culbreth.

6/29 CLE @ OAK
In the bottom of the eighth, Jed Lowrie's drive to right hit on top of the out-of-town scoreboard just beyond the yellow line and bounced back into the field. It was called a home run, which was confirmed by the review ordered by crew chief Bill Welke.

6/30 BOS @ NYA
Rafael Devers hit a drive to right in the top of the seventh that Aaron Judge leaped for, but the ball hit off of his glove, eluded the grasp of a fan trying to catch it, hit on top of the wall and bounced back into the field. Devers reached second, and the call of a double was confirmed by the replay review requested by crew chief Fieldin Culbreth.

7/3 SLN @ ARI
A fan reached over the wall to try to catch Jake Lamb's fly to left in the bottom of the eighth. The ball fell out of his glove into the field, and the call was a home run. However, the replay ordered by crew chief Bill Welke reversed the call to a double.

7/3 CHA @ CIN
In the top of the twelfth, Yolmer Sanchez hit a fly to right that Brandon Dixon leaped above the top of the wall to try to catch. The ball hit in his glove, and as Dixon was pulling his arm back, both the ball and the glove landed in the field. Sanchez reached third, and the call was a homer-robbing triple, which was confirmed by the review ordered by crew chief Gary Cederstrom.

7/3 PIT @ LAN
Yasmani Grandal's high fly to right center in the bottom of the fourth hit right at the top of the fence and bounced back into the field. He reached third, and the call of a triple was confirmed when crew chief Jeff Nelson asked for a replay review.

7/4 SFN @ COL
Chris Iannetta's blast down the left field line above the height of the pole in the bottom of the seventh was ruled fair for a homer, and the call was upheld by the review asked for by crew chief Bill Miller.

7/7 SDN @ ARI
In the bottom of the third, Nick Ahmed hit a drive to left center that a fan reached over the wall to try to catch. The ball hit on his wrist and bounced into the stands. It was ruled a home run, and the call stood after the video review ordered by crew chief Jeff Nelson.

7/10 NYA @ BAL

7/13 TOR @ BOS
Mookie Betts in the bottom of the second hit a drive to deep left center that hit just to the left of the vertical line on the end of the Green Monster and bounced back into the field. He reached third, and the ruling of a triple was confirmed by the replay requested by crew chief Brian Gorman.

7/13 CHN @ SDN
A fan reached over the angled portion of the wasll to catch Javier Baez's fly into the right field corner in the top of the second. The fan dropped the ball onto the field and Baez reached second. The review requested by crew chief Sam Holbrook overturned the call to a ground-rule double due to fan interference. This was an unsual case where an overturned ruling did not change the outcome as there were no men on base. The review was made to determine if it might have been a homer.

7/14 MIL @ PIT
In the bottom of the first, Starling Marte's fly to right center cleared the fence and a fan in the second row tried to catch it. It was called a homer, which was confirmed when crew chief Kerwin Danley asked for a review.

7/14 WAS @ NYN
Matt Adams hit a fly to right in the top of the eighth that a fan reached for, but did not touch, that hit the wall just above the orange line, so it was called a home run. Crew chief Bill Miller ordered a replay review, which confirmed the call.

7/21 PIT @ CIN
In the bottom of the seventh, Curt Casali hit a fly to left that cleared the yellow line, hit the hands of a fan who was not reaching over the fence, and bounced back into the field. It was ruled a homer, and the call stood after the replay requested by crew chief Greg Gibson.

7/22 SDN @ PHI, Game 1
Rhys Hoskins hit a high fly to right center in the bottom of the first that a fan reached up above the wall and caught. It was called a home run, and the review ordered by crew chief Jeff Kellogg confirmed the call.

7/24 LAN @ PHI
Max Muncy's drive down the left field line curved just in front of the pole and was ruled a foul, which was confirmed by the replay asked for by crew chief Tom Hallion.

7/24 HOU @ COL
In the top of the tenth, George Springer's fly to left center was caught by a fan who reached up above the wall. It was called a homer, and the review ordered by crew chief Jerry Layne confirmed the call.

7/25 SDN @ NYN
A fly to center by Austin Hedges in the top of the fifth appeared to be caught by Brandon Nimmo, and it was ruled as an out. However, the replay ordered by crew chief Laz Diaz showed the ball had hit off the wall above the orange line before being caught, so the call was overturned to a home run.

7/25 LAN @ PHI
Scott Kingery's drive to right in the bottom of the fifth hit the hand of a fan trying to catch it and ended up in the stands. The call of a homer was upheld by the review ordered by crew chief Phil Cuzzi.

7/26 TBA @ BAL
Ji-Man Choi hit a fly to left center in the top of the seventh that a fan attempted to catch, but the ball went through his hands, hit his chest, and bounced off the wall back into the field. Choi reached second, and the call was a double, which was upheld upon the review ordered by crew chief Phil Cuzzi.

7/27 PHI @ CIN
In the top of the third, Odubel Herrera's line drive to right field was caught by a fan who reached over and above the fence. It was ruled a homer, and the call stood after the replay requested by crew chief Bill Miller.

7/29 TBA @ BAL
A drive to left by Austin Wynns in the bottom of the fourth was caught by a fan who reached above the wall. It was ruled a home run, which was confirmed by the review ordered by crew chief Phil Cuzzi.

7/29 ARI @ SDN
In the bottom of the eighth, left fielder Jon Jay leaped to catch a drive hit by Freddy Galvis, but the ball came out of the glove, hit the top of the wall, and bounced back into the field. Galvis reached second for a double, which was confirmed by the replay requested by crew chief Alfonso Marquez.

A high fly down the left field line in the top of the first hit by Evan Gattis curved foul. That was the call, which was upheld by the review ordered by crew chief Bill Welke.

7/31 NYN @ WAS
Matt Adams hit a fly to right center in the bottom of the eighth that a fan reached for, but the ball went through his hands hit the top of the out-of-town scoreboard and bounced back into the field. Adams reached second and it was ruled a double. However, the replay review ordered by crew chief Brian O'Nora overturned the call to a home run.

8/3 KCA @ MIN
Max Kepler's fly down the right field line in the bottom of the second curved foul, which was the call. The review ordered by crew chief Bill Miller confirmed the call.

8/3 DET @ OAK
In the bottom of the second, Matt Olson hit a towering fly down the right field line that was called a foul ball. That call stood after the replay requested by crew chief Gerry Davis.

8/4 COL @ MIL
Trevor Story's line shot to center in the top of the ninth hit the railing behind the top of the wall and bounced back into the field. It was ruled a homer, his second two-run blast of the game, and the call was confirmed by the review ordered by crew chief Brian O'Nora.

8/5 ATL @ NYN
In the bottom of the ninth, Devin Mesoraco's drive to left hit the advertising above the wall and bounced back into the field. He stopped at second, and the call was a double. However, the replay review asked for by crew chief Gary Cederstrom overturned the call to a home run that tied the game.

8/13 CLE @ CIN
Tucker Barnhart's drive to left in the bottom of the second eluded a fan's attempt to catch it, hit the just beyond the top of the wall and bounced into the stands. It was called a home run, and the call was confirmed by the replay requested by crew chief Mark Wegner.

8/15 COL @ HOU
In the bottom of the fifth, Evan Gattis hit a fly to right that Carlos Gonzalez leaped for while a fan reached up for the ball and may have hit Gonzalez's glove while neither touched it and the ball went into the stands. The call, which was confirmed by the replay ordered by crew chief Fieldin Culbreth, was a homer, his second of the game.

8/16 TBA @ NYA
Giancarlo Stanton hit a fly down the right field line in the bottom of the eighth that a fan reached for but did not touch. The ball hit the yellow line on the wall and bounced into the field. It was ruled a home run, but the review requested by crew chief Jerry Layne overturned the call to a double.

8/17 ARI @ SDN
Jon Jay leaped and reached into the stands to try to catch Eric Hosmer's fly to left center in the bottom of the fifth. A fan reached for the ball holding a glass of beer, and the ball hit the glass spilling beer on Jay and others while the ball fell into the stands. It was ruled a homer run, and the call was upheld by the replay called for by crew chief Eric Cooper because the fan had not reached beyond the wall.

8/22 PHI @ WAS
In the bottom of the ninth, Ryan Zimmerman hit a fly to right that hit the railing just behind the top of the wall and bounced back into the field. He reached second, and the call was a game-typing double. However, the review ordered by crew chief Gary Cederstrom overturned the call to a game-ending home run.

8/23 CIN @ CHN
Mason Williams hit a fly to left center in the top of the second that hit the top of the basket in front of the Wrigley Field stands in left center and bounced back into the field. He reached second, but the ruling was a homer, which was overturned to in play and a double after the review called for by crew chief Larry Vanover.

8/26 WAS @ NYN
Trea Turner's fly to left in the top of the sixth hit right on top of the fence and bounced back into the field. It was ruled in play and he reached second for a double, which was upheld by the replay review ordered by crew chief Paul Nauert.

8/28 PIT @ SLN
In the bottom of the eighth, Jedd Gyorko hit a fly to left that hit the top of the wall and bounced back into the field. It was called a home run, but the review requested by crew chief Mike Winters overturned the call to a double.

8/29 TOR @ BAL
Devon Travis hit a fly to right in the top of the fourth that hit the top of the wall and bounced back into the field. He reached second and the call was in play for a double. That stood after the replay ordered by crew chief Joe West.

8/29 SEA @ SDN
A drive down the right field line by Luis Urias in the bottom of the fourth was ruled fair for what would have been his first home run. However, the reveiw requested by crew chief Jerry Layne overturned the call to a foul ball.

9/1 BOS @ CHA
In the top of the fifth, Eduardo Nunez hit a line drive to left that hit the railing behind the wall and bounced back into the field. He reached second and the call was a double, but it was overturned to a home run by the review ordered by crew chief Ted Barrett.

9/2 CHN @ PHI
Ian Happ's fly to left center in the top of the seventh hit the top of the wall and bounced back into the field. He reached third for a triple, which was confirmed by the replay called for by crew chief Joe West.

9/2 ANA @ HOU
George Springer's drive to left in the bottom of the fifth hit the wall just below the yellow line and came back into the field. It was ruled in play as he reached second for a double. That call was upheld by the review ordered by crew chief Gary Cederstrom.

9/3 CHN @ MIL
In the bottom of the first, Jesus Aguilar hit a fly to center that hit the yellow line at the top of the wall and bounced back into the field. It was ruled in play as he reached second for a double. That call was upheld by the review ordered by crew chief Jerry Meals.

9/7 BAL @ TBA
Renato Nunez's high fly down the left field line in the top of the fifth curved left of the pole and was called foul. That was confirmed by the replay review called for by crew chief Fieldin Culbreth.

9/7 TEX @ OAK
In the top of the seventh, Ronald Guzman hit a line drive to right that hit at the top of the wall and bounced back into the field. He reached second for a double, which was upheld by the crew chief review ordered by Jerry Meals.

9/9 PHI @ NYN
Michael Conforto's drive to left in the bottom of the fifth hit the railing just above the wall and bounced back into the field. It was ruled in play for a double, but that was overturned to a home run by the review ordered by crew chief Mark Carlson.

9/12 LAN @ CIN
In the top of the fourth with a runner on first and two outs, Yasmani Grandal hit a drive to right center that a young fan caught in his glove by reaching over the fence. It was ruled a double with the runner scoring, and that call was upheld by the reveiw ordered by crew chief Larry Vanover.

9/12 MIL @ CHN
Curtis Grandeson hit a fly to left center in the top of the first that bounced twice on the yellow rope at the top of the basket in front of the stands. It came back onto the field, and while he was in a home run trot, he reached third as the ball was thrown back in. The umpires gathered and ruled it a homer, but the call was reversed to in play and a triple by the review ordered by crew chief Gary Cederstrom.

9/15 NYN @ BOS
In the bottom of the fifth, Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a fly to left that hit the top of the Green Monster and bounced back into the field. It was called a homer, but the call was overturned to a double by the replay ordered by crew chief Bill Miller.

9/17 MIN @ DET
In the top of the ninth, Jorge Polanco's towering fly down the right field line curved just to the right of the pole. It was correctly ruled foul, which was confirmed when crew chief Jerry Layne requested a replay review. Not to be denied, Polanco homered on the next pitch.

9/18 SEA @ HOU
Marwin Gonzalez's fly to left center in the bottom of the third hit the railing just above the yellow line and bounced back into the field. He stopped at second, and it was ruled a double, but that call was overturned to a homer by the replay ordered by crew chief Brian Gorman.

9/18 NYN @ PHI
Steven Matz's fly in the top of the third to left center hit in the flowers behind the fence and bounced back into the field. It was called a home run, which was confirmed by the review called for by crew chief Jeff Nelson.

9/18 SFN @ SDN
In the bottom of the fifth, Franmil Reyes hit a fly to left center that Chris Shaw leaped up to try to catch. His glove was behind the fence and he was in position to make the catch when a fan caught the ball just as it was going into the glove. It was ruled a homer, and the call stood after crew chief Joe West ordered a review.

9/19 BOS @ NYA
Luke Voit hit a fly to right in the bottom of the sixth that a fan tried to catch, fumbled it forward a bit, and then picked the ball up off the top of the wall. It was called a home run, which was confirmed when crew chief Kerwin Danley called for a replay review.

9/20 KCA @ DET
In the top of the second, Brian Goodwin hit a fly to right center that a fan tried to catch about a foot directly above the yellow line at the top of the wall. The ball went through his hands, bounced on the top of the wall, off of a low railing above the wall, and back into the field. It was called a homer, and the call stood after the reveiw ordered by crew chief Brian Gorman.

9/23 MIL @ PIT
Orlando Arcia's line drive to left in the top of the second was caught in his glove by a young fan who reached over the wall, and it was ruled a double. The call was upheld by the replay review called for by crew chief Mike Winters.

9/25 ATL @ NYN
Michael Conforto hit a drive to center in the bottom of the third that hit the orange line right at the top of the wall and came back into the field. He reached second for a double, and the review ordered by crew chief Fieldin Culbreth confirmed the call.

9/26 KCA @ CIN
In the top of the fourth, Jorge Bonifacio hit a drive down the left field line that a fan reached in front of the pole and deflected the ball off the top of the wall and into the field. It was ruled fan interference and a double with the runner on first going at third, which stood after the replay requested by crew chief Tom Hallion.

9/26 DET @ MIN
Johnny Field's fly to left in the bottom of the fourth hit the concrete floor of the flower bed behind the wall and bounced back into the field. He stopped at second, and the call was a double, but the review ordered by crew chief Larry Vanover overturned the call to a home run.

10/17 BOS @ HOU, ALCS, game 4
In the bottom of the first, Jose Altuve hit a drive to right that was headed into the stands for a two-run homer when Mookie Betts leaped and apparently reached into the stands with the ball going into his glove when a fan closed the glove before Betts could make the catch. The ball bounced back into the field, and right field umpire and crew chief Joe West ultimately ruled fan interference so Altuve was out. The replay review was inconclusive, so the out call stood.

Reason Summary

Reason for Review     Total  Reversed  Upheld
Fair/Foul            196     45       151
Fan Interference     153     28       125    (including one in wrong situation in 2009)
Over the Fence       539    179       360
Two calls reversed due to a runner being passed on the bases.

Umpire Summary

Crew Chief            Total  Reversed  Upheld
Ted Barrett           29      5        24
Wally Bell            12      2        10
Mark Carlson           6      2         4
Gary Cederstrom       54     19        35    (including one in wrong situation in 2009)
Eric Cooper            3      0         3
Derryl Cousins        14      4        10
Jerry Crawford         2      0         2
Fieldin Culbreth      39      9        30
Phil Cuzzi             3      0         3
Kerwin Danley          5      1         4
Gary Darling          13      3        10
Bob Davidson           6      1         5
Gerry Davis           47     17        30
Dana DeMuth           40     14        26
Laz Diaz               2      1         1
Paul Emmel             6      1         5
Mike Everitt          14      6         9
Greg Gibson           11      4         7
Brian Gorman          40     12        28
Tom Hallion           33      8        25
Angel Hernandez        4      2         2
John Hirschbeck       26      4        22
Sam Holbrook          14      4        10
Marvin Hudson          1      1         0
Dan Iassogna           6      0         6
Jim Joyce             13      2        11
Jeff Kellogg          37     11        26
Ron Kulpa              6      2         4
Jerry Layne           39      9        30
Randy Marsh            2      2         0
Alfonso Marquez       10      1         9
Tim McClelland        15      5        10
Jerry Meals           27      7        20
Bill Miller           29      6        23
Paul Nauert            3      0         3
Jeff Nelson           29      6        23
Brian O'Nora          10      5         5
Ed Rapuano             2      2         0
Rick Reed              2      1         1
Mike Reilly            3      2         1
Charlie Reliford       1      0         1
Jim Reynolds           9      3         6
Dale Scott            37     18        19
Tim Timmons            3      2         1
Tim Tschida           20      6        14
Larry Vanover         21      5        16
Mark Wegner            8      4         4
Bill Welke            14      4        10
Tim Welke             30      8        22
Hunter Wendelstedt     1      0         1
Joe West              44     11        33
Mike Winters          47     11        36

Ballpark Summary

Park                                   Total  Reversed  Upheld
Anaheim: Angel Stadium                 33      8        25
Arlington: Globe LIfe Park             22      8        14
Atlanta: Turner Field                   7      2         5
Atlanta: SunTrust Park                  4      1         3
Baltimore: Camden Yards                41     13        28
Boston: Fenway Park                    57     16        41
Chicago: Guaranteed Rate Field         15      4        11
Chicago: Wrigley Field                 16      9         7
Cincinnati: Great American Ballpark    49     10        39
Cleveland: Progressive Field           31      8        23
Denver: Coors Field                    21      4        17
Detroit: Comerica Park                 34     14        20
Houston: Minute Maid Park              44     11        33
Kansas City: Kauffman Stadium          28      4        24
Los Angeles: Dodger Stadium            15      4        11
Miami: Sun Life Stadium                 6      3         3
Miami: Marlins Park                    12      6         6
Milwaukee: Miller Park                 21      9        12
Minneapolis: Metrodome                  1      0         1
Minneapolis: Target Field              38      9        29
New York: Citi Field                   43     20        23
New York: Yankee Stadium II            28      8        20
Oakland: Oakland-Alameda Co Stadium    18      2        16
Philadelphia: Citizens Bank Park       43     14        29
Phoenix: Chase Field                   37      9        28
Pittsburgh: PNC Park                   43      8        35
St. Louis: Busch Stadium III           20      8        12
St. Petersburg: Tropicana Field	       40     11        29    (including one in wrong situation in 2009)
San Diego: PETCO Park                  22      8        14
San Francisco: AT&T Park               28      7        21
San Juan: Estadio Hiram Bithorn         1      0         1
Seattle: Safeco Field                  25      4        21
Toronto: Rogers Centre                 13      2        11
Washington: Nationals Park             28      7        21

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