A firefighter watching the Rangers/A's game with his young son tonight asked Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton for a foul ball just hit by Oakland's Conor Jackson in the top of the second inning. He tumbled over the railing, fell about 20 feet onto a concrete level and was pronounced dead at the hospital less than three hours later.
"I tried to grab him, but I couldn't," said Ronnie Hargis, a 50-year-old from Hawley who was seated next to him. "I tried to slow him down a little bit. He went straight down."
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ARLINGTON, Texas — A firefighter remains hospitalized but is in good spirits after falling an estimated 30 feet while trying to catch a foul ball during Tuesday's game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
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(Photo via Dallas Morning News)