Hallion was the home plate umpire on July 12, 1997 when Francisco Córdova and Ricardo Rincón of the Pittsburgh Pirates combined on a 3-0, 10-inning no-hitter against the Houston Astros.
Hallion also umpired in the 2006 World Baseball Classic, and was behind the plate for the championship game between Japan and Cuba.
In 2009, he was the home plate umpire for the first game ever at the New Yankee Stadium.
Hallion was the first base umpire when San Francisco Giants pitcher Jonathan Sánchez no-hit the San Diego Padres on July 10, 2009.
On June 8, 2010, he was behind the plate when Stephen Strasburg struck out 14 batters in his Major League debut.
Hallion's crew was also selected to umpire the 2012 MLB Japan Series between the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics. Hallion was the home-plate umpire for the first of the two games.
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