ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers say a fan died after falling out of the stands while trying to catch a baseball tossed his way during the game.

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 ricocheted into left field.

Rangers 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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (4)
  1. junior says:

    Hey kobe let me guess you must be black with a name like kobe how do you if the man was mexican idiot don’t assume anything moran

  2. Carmen says:

    My prayers go out to the boy who lost his dad and Josh Hamilton…such a tragic accident the both won’t soon forget. May he rest in peace.

  3. Jeff H. says:

    I am appalled that you would show that video on the 10:00 News. It is regrettable that this network would approve of that video going on the air after the newscaster, Sylvia Lopez announces that the man died. His fall was shown 2 or 3 times. How do you think his many family members and friends would feel after seeing that tragic fall? Thanks to the CBS Network, I’ll bet this video is on Youtube. I was sickened, and I don’t know the man, or his family. I suggest a sincere apology, and a change in your policy.

  4. Tony Parker says:

    thats being racist!

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