Boston Fan Hurt by Jeter's Foul Ball

Friday, August 18th 2006, 10:07 pm
By: News On 6

BOSTON (AP) _ A woman sitting in a second-row box seat was hit in the head by Derek Jeter's foul ball and driven away from Fenway Park in an ambulance Friday night.

Boston Red Sox spokesman John Blake said she was taken to the hospital as a precaution and the injury did not appear to be serious.

No further information was released about the fan, who was struck on the right side of her forehead. She was taken by wheelchair from the stands to the first aid room. She appeared to be alert, with a bandage covering her entire forehead, when she left the ballpark.

Red Sox owner John Henry visited the woman in the first aid room and brought her a baseball.

The accident occurred in the second inning of the second game of the New York Yankees-Red Sox doubleheader.

The woman was sitting on the first-base side of the foul screen behind home plate. Those around her motioned worriedly for medical attention, while other fans carried away their children, shielding their eyes.

Jeter stepped out of the batter's box and paused to look over at the woman. During the rest of the at-bat, he glanced over in between pitches. After striking out, the Yankees captain looked back on his way to the third-base dugout.