WATCH: Skydiver Lands on Baseball Game

Crushes the shortstop

Jul 23, 2013
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Mattingly Romanin, shortstop for Missouri’s Hannibal Cavemen, was enjoying life as a minor league baseball player, shucking balls, downing a few ‘dogs on the sidelines, when a skydiver fell out of the clouds and kicked him in the face.

The skydivers were actually meant to land on the field as part of the pre-game ceremony. It was during the second landing that the collision occurred. The other two skydivers landed without incident and Romanin was able to return and play the entire game.

Romanin later tweeted about the incident, saying "Still in disbelief that actually happened." We’re sure many would agree.

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