Fan dies after fall at Rangers game

Hideki Matsui of the Oakland Athletics hits a pop fly during the game.

A fan fell to his death at Rangers Ballpark Thursday after catching a ball tossed to him by Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton.

The man was reaching for a ball thrown to him by
Hamilton during the second inning and toppled over a railing after
making the catch. Television pictures showed him falling some 20 feet
from the outfield seats to a paved area behind a scoreboard.

It is almost a year to the day since a similar accident at Rangers Ballpark when fan Tyler Morris
fell from the second level to the lower bowl while trying to catch a
foul ball on July 6, 2010. He suffered a fractured skull and broken
ankle.

“We are deeply saddened that the man who fell has passed away as a result of this tragic accident,” club President Nolan Ryan said in a statement on the Rangers website.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

The Rangers clubhouse was closed following the game as the players were informed of the tragedy.

“We spoke to the ballclub, so they understand what
happened,” Ryan said. “As any of us would be, Josh is very distraught
over this.”

The fan landed in sight of the Oakland bullpen.

“They had him on a stretcher and were carrying him out,” local media quoted A’s relief pitcher Brad Ziegler as saying. “He was staying stuff like: ‘Please check on my son.’ And people were telling him: ‘We’ll check on your son, sir.’

“I think he had his arm splinted from falling, but he
was conscious and moving. To come in and find out about this is just
tough.”

Texas won the game 6-0.


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