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Fan dies after falling from stands at Rangers game

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers say a fan died after

falling out of the stands while trying to catch a baseball tossed

his way during the game.

Rangers president Nolan Ryan said after Thursday night's game

that the team was "deeply saddened" to learn that the man "has

passed away as a result of this tragic accident."

The Rangers did not identify the man; they said he fell about 20

feet.

The fan fell head-first and landed behind a 14-foot-high wall

supporting a video board that shows replays and scores from other

games.

The accident happened in the second inning after Oakland's Conor

Jackson hit a foul ball that ricocheted into left field. Rangers

outfielder Josh Hamilton retrieved the ball and tossed it into the

stands.

Replays on Oakland's television broadcast show the man reaching

for the ball and apparently catching it before tumbling.

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