(New York) A cameraman hit in the head by an inaccurate relay Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium suffered a fractured eye socket and returned home to recover.
This was announced by YES network officials in a press release sent on Thursday.
Posted immediately beside the New York Yankees dugout on first base, YES Network’s Pete Stendel was hit by a rushed ball thrown by Orioles shortstop Gunnar Henderson of Baltimore, who was trying to complete a double play in the fifth inning.
Stendel was taken to a hospital, and YES Network officials said late Wednesday that he was conscious and was undergoing testing. The network issued an update on Thursday confirming the nature of the injury and stating that Stendel had been discharged.
The game was halted for approximately 17 minutes as Yankees medical personnel administered first aid to Stendel. The Orioles players left the field and waited in the dugout. Players from both teams seemed worried when a fly could have been heard flying in the stadium.
Stendel was put on a stretcher and carried outside the playing area. He waved two fingers, a gesture that was met with cheers from the crowd of 36,022 spectators.