Tyler undergoes surgery: “Everything went well”

Ernie Tyler, the longtime umpires attendant who was rushed to University of Maryland Medical Center Saturday afternoon, underwent successful surgery this morning to remove a benign brain tumor.

A team official said “everything went well” and Tyler is resting comfortably. No word on how long he’ll remain hospitalized.

Tyler, a member of the Orioles’ Hall of Fame, worked 3,819 consecutive home games at Memorial Stadium and Camden Yards.

It’s not often that an umpires attendant achieves legendary status. Tyler is one of them.

Also, an official confirmed that a CT scan on second baseman Brian Roberts came back clear. Roberts has been dealing with headaches and dizziness since Sept. 27, which forced him to miss the final six games of the season.

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