Rangers Fan's Cause Of Death Unknown, Went Into Cardiac Arrest En Route To Hospital

The Texas Rangers fan that passed away on Thursday night after reaching for a baseball, falling 20 feet over the railing and onto the concrete below, was pronounced dead at a Fort Worth hospital an hour after the tragic incident.

The fan, later identified as 39-year-old firefighter Shannon Stone, was conscious after the fall but died after going into "full arrest" while being transported by ambulance according to a report from the Associated Press. An official cause of death from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office has not yet been made public.

The accident seems to have affected Oakland Athletics reliever Brad Ziegler most, who was in the visitor's bullpen nearest the area where Stone fell. Ziegler was in tears after the game when he found out about the death, according to the AP.

According to the report, Ziegler said when Stone told people tending to him that his young son was "up there by himself" and asked them to check on the boy while he was being put on the stretcher.

"He had his arms swinging. He talked and was conscious. We assumed he was OK," Ziegler told the AP. "But when you find out he's not, it's just tough."

It is tough, for everyone, to see such a tragic accident happen -- especially when thinking about Stone's son having to witness the horrible incident.

Latest News

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.