The Pittsburgh Pirates game against the Chicago Cubs was delayed 23 minutes Monday night (April 20) after a woman behind home plate was hit in the head by a ball.
The fan was conscious and alert after the strike, but was taken out of the stands on a stretcher and sent to the hospital.
Ian Durham, who was sitting seven rows behind home plate, said, “I heard it hit this woman’s head and she just went down. It was pretty horrifying. It’s terrifying when something like this happens. The odds are astronomical. It was just a freak accident.”