Fan Dies at Toronto Blue Jays Game
A man died in a Toronto hospital after suffering a heart attack at Thursday’s game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Chicago White Sox, according to reports.
The fan, whose name has not been released, received CPR at the stadium during the seventh inning.
The game was halted for four minutes while he received medical attention in the stadium so as to allow a stretcher to cut across the field.
Kevin Youkilis, a White Sox third baseman, was the first player to notice the uproar in the stands.
He quickly called the commotion to the attention of umpire Mark Wegner.
“I saw some medics jump out around the dugout and run over,” Youkilis said. “Then I saw a doctor or whoever was going, just pushing on the chest over and over and over. I thought maybe they were reviving him and then the next thing you know, they kept going and going. I was like ‘God, man. We’ve got to stop this thing.’”
Wegner and second base umpire and crew chief, Mike Winters, called for a pause in the game after Moises Sierra hit a foul ball. The medics then carried the fallen fan off the field through the left field gate.
Following the game, Toronto police confirmed the fan had died in a hospital after collapsing. The name of the fan was not released.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the person who was taken out of here tonight,” Blue Jays manager John Farrell said.