Young Fan Struck in Head By Foul Ball

At last check, a child is in the care of a New York City hospital after being struck by a foul ball at Yankee Stadium yesterday afternoon.  It was the bottom of the fifth inning between the New York Yankees and  the Minnesota Twins, when Todd Frazier sent a foul ball into the stands, striking the young fan.

The crowd let out a gasp and people nearby started motioning for  help, with medical personnel rushing to the area. Players on both teams  removed their helmets and bowed their heads as the child, who appeared  to be a toddler, was carried out of the stands – many, including  Frazier, were seen crying. There has been no word on the child's  condition – though she was described as crying and responsive  immediately after.

While the chorus about nets being extended gets louder, Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier said it’s pretty simple. “I don’t care about the damn view of the fans, or what,” Dozier offered.  “I still have a knot in my stomach. … We need nets, or don’t put kids  down there.” The ball was clocked going 105-miles-per-hour when it struck the child.

 

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