Wayward balls and bats have resulted in gruesome injuries for fans in field-level seats.
After several gruesome incidents in which fans were struck by baseballs, M.L.B. issued a recommendation for all 30 clubs to put protective netting in front of the most exposed field-level seats.
In the first incident, a 2-year old girl was hospitalized after being struck by a foul ball in Yankee Stadium last month. Last week, a 60-year-old man filed a lawsuit against Chicago Cubs and the MLB after he was blinded in one eye ...
An Oakland Athletics season ticket-holder asked a federal court Monday to protect fans from flying bats and balls by ordering Major League Baseball to extend the safety netting at its ballparks the entire length of the foul lines.
After several fans had been struck by balls and shattered bats last season, baseball issued a recommendation for all 30 clubs to erect protective netting in front of the most exposed field-level seats.