MLB Reporter Injured In Horrific On Field Accident!


An American television journalist is recovering after being struck in the head by a baseball traveling at 95 mph.

On Monday, Major League Baseball reporter Kelsey Wingert was covering the game between the Colorado Rockies and the San Francisco Giants when she was hit.

WSB-TV reported that the incident occurred in the ninth inning of a game between Wingert’s team, the Colorado Rockies, and the San Francisco Giants. The Giants’ Austin Slater hit a four-ball off a pitch by the Rockies’ Daniel Bard, resulting in the ball then striking Wingert’s head as she sat near the first-base camera.

The 29-year-old reporter who covers the Rockies for AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain later shared a photo of her injury on Twitter and said she spent five hours in the hospital getting checked out.

A photograph showed stitches placed at the top of her forehead.

Wingert said all of her CT scans testing for internal bleeding and fractures came back clear. She had to receive both internal and external stitches. She has been residing at Woodman’s home during the week, she said.

“I had CT scan to check for internal bleeding/fractures & it came back clear, Thank God. I received internal & external stitches. I’ve been staying at my GM’s house. I can’t say enough about AT&SN & the Rox. I’ve never experienced support like this. Thank you for the prayers.”

Wingert was fouled by Giants player Austin Slater in the ninth inning. She was sitting in the first-base camera pit. But this is not the first time she has been beaten while working.

Wingert was also hit by a foul ball in 2018 while covering the Atlanta Braves for Fox Sports South. She suffered a fractured right eye socket from the ball, hit by Odubel Herrera of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Sources: Dailycaller, WSB-TV