There’s good news from the Bronx after a cameraman was hit in the head with a wild pitch Wednesday night.
YES Network and SNY camera operator Pete Stendel avoided the worst, but still suffered an orbital fracture at the event. He is home resting after being taken to a local hospital, the Yankees network announced Thursday.
Stendel had to be stretchered off the field after the incident.
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while the baltimore orioles they were trying to turn a double play, Gunnar Henderson’s pitch to first went high, landing on the chamber next to the Yankees dugout. But the ball bounced off Stendel’s head, drawing dull, frightened looks from everyone nearby.
Play was halted for around 15 minutes while Stendel was attended to by medical staff and the pitch was cleared.
Yankees broadcaster Michael Kay reported that Stendel was conscious and speaking.
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 he said on the broadcastadding that he is a «fantastic, fantastic guy.»
Manager Aaron Boone said it was a «scary» scene.
«I’m definitely praying for him,» Boone said. «It was good to see him coherent and raising his hand. But I saw him pretty good right away, and it was very scary. I didn’t see him fall backwards, but I knew what could have been possible going down.» As well as the impact of the speed of the ball that hit him. And then seeing him move initially, obviously a tough scene there, and hoping he’s okay.»
«That was scary. I think I speak for all of us when I say our thoughts are with him, I hope he’s okay. I hope he’s better. I hope to see him soon.» outfielder Jake Bauers added.
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The Yankees lost the game, 4-3.