Transcript for Pitcher Matt Shoemaker Speaks Out After Brain Surgery
Back now with that ABC news exclusive. Los Angeles angels pitcher Matt shoemaker opening funner the first time after getting hit with the line drive. He's openinging up to kayna Whitworth. Reporter: In a fraction of a second at 105 miles an hour. That hit shoemaker on the head. Reporter: Just a month ago, he was hit with a line drive to the head. A scary moment. That ball got him pretty flush. It got me. I was turning. I felt like I went slow-mo to my hands and niece. Wow, I got hit. I feel dizzy. Am I okay? Can I keep pitching? Reporter: Shoemaker suffering from a fractured skull and a hematoma. His brain bleeding. He was rushed to the hospital for surgery. His wife, Danielle, eight months pregnant watched it play out from their home in California. One of the surgeons said, after everything was okay. With the bleed I have, you live or die. Reporter: This morning, shoe maik Sr. On the road to recovery. I don't know if you can see it anymore. Reporter: His skull has a titanium plate. Walking out to the mound, he say Sures me he'll be back this season. This is the first time you've stood on the mound. It's been a month. I'm kind of getting excited because I want to pitch again. Reporter: Now, with the support of major league baseball, several companies are working on helmets for pitchers. I'm 100% trying all the options in the offseason. To see, you know, comfort, fit, all that stuff. If it feels and works like a baseball hat, I would be willing to ware it. Reporter: He says he's not ready to be a full-time spectator just yet. For "Good morning America," kayna Whitworth, ABC news, los Angeles. Isn't I remarkable to see him on the mound saying he's excited about going to pitch again? I guess that's how much he loves the game. And Kyle seerg, the batter, called him every day. He heard from him more than anybody. I hope those helmets work. I hope so, too. I hope they wear them.
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