|Published:||Jul 08, 2011 10:58 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 08, 2011 9:59 AM EDT|
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers say a fan died after falling about 20 feet 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 is "deeply saddened" to learn that the man "has passed away as a result of this tragic accident."
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.