POSTED: Friday, July 8, 2011 - 10:03am
UPDATED: Friday, July 8, 2011 - 5:39pm
A tragic and fatal accident took place at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas last night.
After a foul ball ricocheted from the stands back onto the field, Rangers left fielder Josh Hamilton flipped the ball back up toward the crowd along the left field wall.
A fan lost his footing as he reached for the ball and fell about 20 feet to the concrete below.
The man received immediate medical attention and was transported to a nearby hospital.
However, according to a statement from the Rangers, he died from the injuries he suffered in the fall.