Baseball stadiums to expand protective netting after girl hit in face

NEW YORK, 2 Oct 2017: 

The New York Yankees yesterday announced they will significantly expand protective netting at Yankee Stadium next season and their spring training complex in Tampa, Florida.

The announcement was made 11 days after a young girl was hospitalised after being struck in the face by a line drive from New York third baseman Todd Frazier during the fifth inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins.

The Yankees did not reveal specific plans but in a statement said: “While the current protective netting meets the recommended guidelines established by Major League Baseball, the additional protective netting we are planning to install for the 2018 season will exceed the current guidelines.”

After the game, players from both sides urged expanded netting to be required at all stadiums.

– Reuters

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