Twins Batter Hits Mom With Foul Ball
She's OK, but Denard Span ended up striking out
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 31, 2010 3:42 PM CDT
Minnesota Twins' Denard Span signs autographs for fans in Fort Myers, Fla.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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(Newser) – Minnesota Twins player Denard Span had a scary, odds-defying moment in today's spring training game. He lined a foul ball into the stands and struck his own mother—wearing his jersey, of course—in the chest. Span sprinted to her side as the game came to a halt. Wanda Wilson left with medical personnel but soon returned, sore but otherwise fine, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Span returned to bat and struck out on the next pitch.