Fan dies after falling from stands at Texas
Rangers president Nolan Ryan said after Thursday night’s game that the team was “deeply saddened” to learn that the man “has passed away as a result of this tragic accident.”
The Rangers did not identify the man; they said he fell about 20 feet.
The fan fell head-first and landed behind a 14-foot-high wall supporting a video board that shows replays and scores from other games.
The accident happened in the second inning after Oakland’s Conor Jackson hit a foul ball that went into left field. Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton retrieved the ball and tossed it into the stands.
Replays on Oakland’s television broadcast show the man reaching for the ball and apparently catching it before tumbling.
Last updated: 5:56 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012