Red Sox: Former Boston pitcher Mike Timlin survives Vegas shooting

BOSTON - OCTOBER 14: Mike Timlin
BOSTON - OCTOBER 14: Mike Timlin /

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Mike Timlin was in Las Vegas during the horrific mass shooting but thankfully, he survived.

Mike Timlin, former reliever for the Boston Red Sox, was one of thousands of people in Las Vegas the night of the catastrophic mass shooting and killing. Timlin was at the concert and was among the group that was fired down upon by Stephen Paddock from a window on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino.

Timlin tweeted out a selfie with his group at the concert before the shooting began.

Luckily, Timlin and his entire group made it out alive and uninjured according to his next tweet:

Mike Timlin had an 18-year career including his final six seasons with the Boston Red Sox (2003-2008) including the World Series teams in 2004 and 2007. Over those six seasons, Timlin posted a 3.76 ERA and totaled 409 innings. In 2005, Timlin led the league in games played with 81 which is quite impressive for a relief pitcher. In 2003 and 2004, he had 71 and 76 games played respectively. Timlin is 51-years old and a 4-time World Series champion.

Unfortunately, over 50 other individuals died at the Route 91 Harvest shooting and over 500 were injured. Paddock was found dead but as investigations continue, reports have linked Paddock to Fenway Park as a potential place of attack. The Red Sox and the city of Boston have increased security at Fenway in light of the recent reports.

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Mike Timlin and his group that attended the concert are some of the lucky few who were not physically affected by the shooting. However, living through an experience like that can surely take it’s toll. Timlin is lucky and we are thankful he is okay.