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Fan dies after falling from stands at Texas Rangers game

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.)


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