Boy struck on head by bro­ken bat at Yan­kees game

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

NEW YORK - A boy was struck on the head by Chris Carter’s bro­ken bat dur­ing the New York Yan­kees’ game against the Kansas City Roy­als on Wed­nes­day night

With Didi Gre­go­rius on sec­ond base and no outs in the sev­enth in­ning, Carter’s bat shattered on a 3-1 fast­ball from Matt Strahm. The ball bounced on one hop to sec­ond base­man Whit Mer­ri­field, and much of the bat hit the boy, who was sit­ting about seven rows back on the third­base side, be­hind the Roy­als dugout.

Fans around the boy waved fran­ti­cally for as­sis­tance, and play stopped for two min­utes as play­ers looked to the seats. Med­i­cal per­son­nel car­ried out the boy, who ap­peared to have a leg that was in a brace. Yan­kees spokesman Ja­son Zillo said the fan was given first aid at the ball­park and was re­ceiv­ing med­i­cal at­ten­tion else­where af­ter the game.

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