The area of Yankee Stadium where a Todd Frazier foul ball struck and hurt a fan Wednesday afternoon.
By Brendan Kuty
NEW YORK — Medical personnel carried away a fan who was hit and apparently hurt by a screaming line drive foul ball in the the bottom of the fifth inning at the Yankees-Twins game Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
Play was halted for at least five minutes as other fans yelled for first responders to help the fan, who was a little girl (age unknown), according to an eyewitness on the scene.
Sean Cushing of Manhattan was standing on the concourse about 30 feet away when the accident happened.
Cushing said the ball hit the girl almost square in the mouth.
It’s unknown if the girl lost consciousness, but by the time she left the seats, Cushing said she was crying and responsive.
Cushing said the girl was taken to the first aid stand near the seats before leaving the ballpark on a stretcher.
Todd Frazier, who the line drive, spent most of the time on a knee. Yankees third base coach Joe Espada crouched and appeared to be praying.
The Yankees released a statement Wednesday afternoon regarding the accident:
“The child who was struck with a batted ball today was given first aid at the ballpark and is receiving medical attention at an area hospital. The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, known as HIPAA, prevents the team from giving more information. We will have no further comment at this time.”
The first aid station at Yankee Stadium where an injured fan went after being hit by a line drive off the bat of Todd Frazier.