Cardinals’ shortstop Edmundo Sosa accidentally drilled umpire Junior Valentine in the face with a spinning throwing to first! The Cardinals were playing the New York Mets on Monday night when a hard-hit ball came down the middle. Sosa got the ball and spun around to get the ball to first quickly but the throw was about fifteen feet off the base and nailed umpire Valentine in the face.
— Tyler Gallo (@TylerAGallo) September 13, 2021
Never seen an umpire get beaned by a ball like that and 😳 pic.twitter.com/fjFnW8GIM6
— Evan Sporer (@ev_sporer) September 13, 2021