A woman got hit with foul ball twice at Giants Phillies game

A woman got hit with foul ball twice at Giants Phillies game

A woman got hit with foul ball at a Giants/Phillies game, was taken out on a streatcher and was hit again by another foul ball by the same batterĀ on the way out

“Back on August 17, 1957, Alice Roth decided to go to a baseball game between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies. All was well and it is assumed she was having a smashing time until Richie Ashburn of the Phillies stepped up to the plate. He hit a foul ball directly off of Alice’s face, breaking her nose. She was quickly attended to and, for whatever reason, they loaded her onto a stretcher. She was then carried her out of the stands.

As she was being carried off on the stretcher, Richie hit another foul ball which amazingly struck her again. She was hit by 2 foul balls during the same at bat. That’s the definition of unlucky.

But I want to take a step back and commend the stadium for their impressive response to Alice’s broken nose. You can only assume it would have taken them several minutes to tend to Alice, find a stretcher, load her onto it, and then carry her away. They did this with such efficiency that Richie was still at the plate, allowing him to take aim at her again.”