There was a terrifying scene at Wednesday’s New York Yankees game in the Bronx when a cameraman had to be carried off the field.

As the Baltimore Orioles tried to convert a double play, Gunnar Henderson’s pitch to first went high and landed on the chamber, well, next to the Yankees dugout.

But YES Network cameraman Pete Stendel had the ball out of his head, play-by-play announcer Michael Kay said.

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A general view of an empty Yankee Stadium is shown when the game between the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays was canceled due to inclement weather at Yankee Stadium on May 26, 2021 in New York City. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

the athletic reported that Stendel’s legs «kicked wildly for a moment just after he was struck».

Play was halted for around 15 minutes while Stendel was attended to by medical staff and the pitch was cleared.

Kay reported that Stendel was conscious and speaking.

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General view of the interior of Yankee Stadium during a game between the Columbus Crew and New York City FC at Yankee Stadium on June 17, 2023 in Bronx, New York. (Daniela Porcelli/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

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The fans cheered as Stendel was pulled out of the pit and eventually carried away. He made a peace sign to the crowd as they led him away, indicating that he was okay.

«Pete is one of the best at what he does,» Kay said on the broadcast, adding that he’s a «fantastic guy.»

«I love that guy,» Kay added as Stendel was led away.

Pete Stendel is excellent at what he does. Hoping you’re safe,» YES’s Justin Shackil tweeted. «The MVPs of tonight’s game are Tim Lentych, Alfonso Malaguti and the rest of the Yankees coaching staff, who didn’t blink twice and rushed into action to take care of Pete.»

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A general view inside Yankee Stadium during a game against the Cleveland Guardians at Yankee Stadium on May 3, 2023, in New York, New York. (New York Yankees/Getty Images)

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The Yankees were leading, 1-0, in the bottom of the fifth, at the time of the incident.

Stendel also works for SNY, the primary broadcast home of the New York Mets.