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MLB player hits mom in chest with foul ball.


Jan 12, 2010
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Quincy MA
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TAMPA, Fla. -- Twins outfielder Denard Span struck his mother, Wanda Wilson, in the chest with a foul ball while batting in the first inning on Wednesday at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

Span was leading off the game against the Yankees' Phil Hughes when he fouled a 3-2 pitch directly to the left of the visitors' third-base dugout, where a group of his family members were settling in for the game.

The ball struck his mother, who was sitting three rows from the field and wearing a Twins jersey with Span's name on it, with a thud that was audible to the players on the Minnesota bench. Span immediately dashed into the seating bowl, consoling her as help arrived.

"It was a pretty scary moment," said Minnesota right-hander Brian Duensing after the Twins defeated the Yankees, 4-2. "It happened so fast. I was talking to Denard about it, and he said that once he fouled the ball off and hit it, then he realized it was his mom. He knew right away, so he ran over there. From what I heard, she's all right, but it could have been way worse."

Span hits mom with foul ball | twinsbaseball.com: News

Wow those are some slim odds. Good for her for not being seriously injured. Sometimes the close seats arent always the best.
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