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Young Yankees fan struck in head by broken bat

A young fan was hit by Chris Carter’s broken bat in the seventh inning in a section behind the camera well on the third-base side.

Play stopped for two minutes while the kid was treated by Yankee Stadium medics.

Yankees spokesman Jason Zillo said the fan was given first aid at the ballpark and was receiving medical attention elsewhere after the game. He said the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, known as HIPAA, prevented the team from giving more information.

Carter said he did not see the boy get hit. “You never want to have something like that happen to a kid or anyone in general,” he said. “I guess the good side of it is the square part of the bat didn’t pierce him or anything like that. So I hope he’s OK.”

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A young boy is taken for further medical attention after a broken bat flies into the seats.

A young boy is taken for further medical attention after a broken bat flies into the seats.

( Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports)

Carter will try to speak with the family. “Once I figure out what happened to the kid, where they’re at, hopefully I can get a hold of him,” he said. “Hopefully it’s not too bad.”

Incidents involving fan injuries at baseball games prompted New York City Councilman Rafael Espinal to introduce a bill into legislation this month that would make it law for all ballparks in New York City, minor league as well as major, to extend protective netting to each foul pole. If the bill passes in full council, Mayor Bill de Blasio would have to sign it into law.

With Wire News Services

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