Cameraman hit by bat during MLB broadcast diagnosed with orbital fracture
Reporter Kim Hee-jun = A broadcaster who was hit in the head by a Yankees bat while covering a Major League Baseball (MLB) game has been diagnosed with an orbital fracture.
ESPN announced on July 7 (KST), “Cameraman Pete Stendell, who was hit in the head by a ball, has been diagnosed with an orbital fracture. He is currently resting at home with his family,” ESPN reported.온라인바카
Stendell was in the first base dugout to cover the game between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in New York City on June 6.
He was hit by a pitch in the fifth inning.
With one out in the bottom of the fifth, Anthony Wolfe hit an infield grounder, and the Baltimore infield attempted a second-base-to-first-base double play.
Adam Frazier fired to shortstop Gunner Henderson, who caught the ball and threw straight to first base, but the throw went wide and hit Stendell in the head.
The game was stopped for about 17 minutes as the medical staff attended to Stendell. After being taken to a cart, Stendell made a “V” with his fingers to indicate that he was conscious.
Henderson said after the game, “I hope and pray that the cameraman is okay. I’m thankful for all the people who rushed to help him.”