A man reaching for a foul ball fell from the second deck into the field level seats at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington tonight.
The incident happened during the fifth inning of tonight's game
between the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers. Arlington police
say the man was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.
Rangers executive vice president/communications John Blake said the
man was "able to move all his extremities and was responsive to
Texas right fielder Nelson Cruz fouled a ball into the first row
of seats in the club level along the first-base line. The fan tries
to catch the ball before losing his balance and tumbling about 30
feet onto the seats below. Paramedics were on the scene quickly to
attend to the fan, who was strapped to a stretcher and taken by
ambulance to the Fort Worth hospital.
The game was stopped for 16 minutes and several players on the
field looked shaken. Four people in the lower deck were struck when
the spectator fell and were treated at the ballpark for minor