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Fan Falls to Death at Texas Rangers Game

Shannon Scott, a 39 year-old Rangers fan and firefighter fell from the stands to his death after trying to catch a foul ball that Rangers pitcher Josh Hamilton threw up to the stands. Hamilton, himself a father, is absolutely devastated by the turn of events, especially the fact that Scott’s son was present at the game. A difficult situation for all, and certainly a loss that will be grieved.

The dangers of sports aren’t unknown to sports 247 fans, although usually the danger is to the players, not the fans. Earlier this summer, tragedy struck at a Little League game when a thirteen year-old player was struck by a ball that hit directly over his heart, stopping his heart in a fatal accident. The latest sports headlines at the time reported that Hayden Walton had turned to bunt and was hit in the chest by the inside pitch.

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