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Doctors believe Ernie Tyler's surgery went well

Ernie Tyler, the longtime Orioles' umpires' attendant, is recovering at the University of Maryland Medical Center on Wednesday after surgery to remove a benign brain tumor.

Tyler's son, Jimmy, said that the procedure lasted several hours and doctors told the family it appeared to go well.

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"Everything seems to be fine," said Jimmy Tyler, the club's home equipment manager. "They see no problems, but we'll wait until tomorrow for sure."

Ernie Tyler, 86, was taken to the hospital after experiencing dizziness and slurred speech at Camden Yards on Saturday afternoon.

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A local legend, Tyler once worked 3,819 consecutive home games at Memorial Stadium and Camden Yards, from Opening Day 1960 to July 27, 2007. His streak, which included 3,769 consecutive regular-season games, 40 post-season games and nine exhibitions, ended when he accepted an invitation from Cal Ripken Jr. to attend Ripken's Hall of Fame induction in Cooperstown, N.Y.


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