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A Foul Ball Hit a Girl's Head. 7 Months Later, an Update

Child hurt at Astros game has permanent brain injury, may have to take meds for life: lawyer

(Newser) - A young girl hit by a foul ball during a Houston Astros game in May has a permanent brain injury, a lawyer for her family says. Attorney Richard Mithoff tells the Houston Chronicle that the 2 1/2-year-old—who suffered a skull fracture at Minute Maid Park in Houston on May...

Cubs Player Horrified After Foul Ball Hits Child

Young girl was hospitalized after Astros incident

(Newser) - Teammates had to console distraught Chicago Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. on Wednesday night after a foul ball hit a little girl in the stands. Almora fell to his knees after he hit a line drive that hit the young fan at the Houston Astros' stadium in the fourth...

Foul Ball Kills Fan at Dodger Stadium

Linda Goldbloom, 79, was struck in the head during a game in August

(Newser) - Every baseball team installed additional netting this season to protect fans from foul balls. It wasn't enough, however, to save 79-year-old Linda Goldbloom at Dodger Stadium, reports ESPN's Outside the Lines . Goldbloom, sitting on the first-base side of home plate, was struck in the head by a ball...

Young Girl Hit by 105mph Ball at Yankees Game

Players were in tears as she was taken away

(Newser) - Players and fans were shaken Wednesday after a foul ball hit a young girl in the face during a game at Yankee Stadium. (This video captures their reactions.) The game between the New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins was delayed for several minutes while the girl, who was...

Fan Hospitalized After Foul Ball Hits Her Face

The ball slipped through a small gap in the protective netting

(Newser) - A woman was hospitalized after being hit by a foul ball in the seventh inning of a game between the Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, the AP reports. The foul ball got through a small gap between netting behind an area for photographers, hitting the woman...

Ball Hogs Gloat While Tyke Screams

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Ball Catchers Celebrate as Tyke Sobs

Little Rangers fan spotted by stunned announcer

(Newser) - A couple congratulated each other on snatching a baseball that was tossed into the stands by a Texas Ranger during a Yankees game on Wednesday night—seemingly oblivious to the kid two seats over who burst into tears. As the woman posed for a cell phone photo, the tyke sobbed...

Fallen Fan's Widow: We Still Love Rangers

Jenny Stone praises team, player Josh Hamilton

(Newser) - The widow of the firefighter who fell to his death at a Texas Rangers game says the team, baseball, and player Josh Hamilton remain precious to her and her 6-year-old son. Jenny Stone also thanked everyone who has reached out to help her family since her husband, 39-year-old Shannon Stone,...

Dud Dad Drops Kid for Foul Ball

Dodgers fan fails at parenting—and catching

(Newser) - A Dodgers fan who dropped his daughter when he saw a foul ball coming his way ended up catching nothing but an earful from stadium security. The little girl was unharmed—but she gave her dad an elbow in the ribs as he tried to pick her up again afterward....

Supermom Snags Foul Ball
 Supermom Snags Foul Ball 

Supermom Snags Foul Ball

Tiffany Goodwin juggles kids, out-catches hubby

(Newser) - She pops out babies and catches pop-up fouls. Call her supermom. Tiffany Goodwin, 31, proved she can do just about anything after she snagged a foul ball during a Richmond Flying Squirrels minor league baseball game in Virginia—while cradling her baby son in her right arm and as one...

Guy Ducks, Ball Hits Girl, Guy Gets Dumped

'Bo the Bailer' learns a tough lesson

(Newser) - Today's "How to Treat a Lady Lesson:" If you let your girlfriend get smacked by a baseball on videotape that gets viewed more than 350,000 times, you will get dumped. When a foul ball was hit into the stands during the fourth inning of Monday night's Houston...

Twins Batter Hits Mom With Foul Ball

She's OK, but Denard Span ended up striking out

(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...

3-Year-Old Creates Viral Buzz With Foul Ball Toss

Toss-back earns young girl offers to close for Phillies

(Newser) - A happy Phillies fan made a sensational catch to snag a foul ball at last night’s game against the Nationals. Then he gave the ball to his 3-year-old daughter, and the result is turning into a YouTube sensation: She chucked it back over the railing. “When she first...

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