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Fan Hit by Foul Ball During Pirates-Cubs Game Is Released From Hospital

By    |   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 02:48 PM

A fan hit by a foul ball at PNC Park during Monday’s game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates has been released from the hospital.

The unidentified woman was standing near a screen behind home plate with her back turned when the ball, fouled by Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro, struck her, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

The game was stopped for 23 minutes while the woman was treated and transported to a hospital for examinations.

“Thankfully, the fan was released from the hospital following those examinations,” Pirates spokesman Brian Warecki said, according to the Post-Gazette. "The organization is in the process of reaching out to her to show our support.”

She appeared to be alert while she was being wheeled away on a stretcher, and a friend who was with her gave a thumbs-up to the crowd.

The incident upset Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon.

"[Outfielder] Chris Coghlan thought the ball hit the wall," Maddon said, according to ESPN. "That's how loud it was. The umpire said the same thing. It was that really hard, cracking sound."

"The fact nobody is getting up, and there are ice bags, we had no idea what was going on. Couple guys saw it and thought it was horrid."

The Pirates posted about the incident on the team’s Twitter account.







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