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Umpire John Tumpane recounts preventing woman from jumping off bridge

Umpire John Tumpane recounts preventing woman from jumping off bridge

During the game he called between the Pirates and Rays, Major League Baseball umpire John Tumpane had a visual reminder of the heroic deed he performed earlier in the day.

The 34-year-old from Oak Lawn prevented a woman from jumping from Pittsburgh's Roberto Clemente Bridge on Wednesday. But even after the woman was safe and being treated at a hospital, he admitted his view of the bridge from behind home plate kept taking him back to the moment.

"Standing in there between innings, looking at the bridge ... you're looking at it the whole game. I'd be lying if I said it didn't cross my mind throughout the game," Tumpane told radio hosts Matt Spiegel and Danny Parkins...

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