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A Fan Fell To His Death At Tonight's Rangers/A's Game

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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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Related story, from a year and a day ago:

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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Fan dies after falling from left-field seats [Star-Telegram]
Watch A Rangers Fan Go Tumbling Over The Outfield Fence [Sports Grid]

(Photo via Dallas Morning News)

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