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Three year-old girl injured during batting practice at Dodger Stadium

Jun 8, 2010, 2:32 PM EST

A three year-old girl’s skull was fractured after being hit by a line drive during batting practice at Dodger Stadium yesterday. The injuries, thankfully, are not considered life-threatening.

The ball came of Russell Martin’s bat on what was, according to the article, a line drive down the left field line. It’s unclear whether the ball went into the stands of if the girl was on the field at the time. Which is entirely possible given how many random things are happening at any given time during batting practice.

Martin has offered to pay all of the girl’s medical expenses.

  1. BC - Jun 8, 2010 at 2:44 PM

    Here’s the latest. She’s having surgery as we speak. Non life threatening.
    http://www.courant.com/sports/baseball/hc-web-dodgers-kid-hurt-20100608,0,554263.story

  2. Alan Milnes - Jun 8, 2010 at 5:00 PM

    Kudos to Martin – classy.

  3. Aaron Moreno - Jun 8, 2010 at 10:55 PM

    Under CA law you can’t use the offer to pay medical expenses as evidence of culpability.
    For your health!

  4. IdahoMariner - Jun 9, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    as the parent of a three-year-old girl who is also a rabid baseball fan, I have been looking for a good “batting helmet” for her to wear to the park — I thought about her bike helmet, but she says “it’s a baseball game! there’s no bikes there!” But I think she would tolerate a batting helmet. It’s hard to get them close enough to follow the game and far enough so you can actually not panic everytime the ball is hit.

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