Rangers fan hospitalized after being struck in head by foul ball

Written By Gabrielle McMillen
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A Rangers fan was taken to the hospital after she was struck in the head by a foul ball off the bat off Willie Calhoun, the Star-Telegram reported.

The incident occurred in the first inning of Sunday's game against the Tigers. Calhoun drove the foul down the right-field line, where it hit a woman in the forehead.

With help from Globe Life Park personnel, she was able to walk away from her seat to receive help.

Calhoun looked upset as he watched the fan being tended to before he returned to the batter's box.

There has been a call for all 30 parks to extend their netting, especially after a young girl was seriously injured at Minute Maid Park in May. The White Sox recently installed extended netting, and the Nationals, Dodgers, Pirates, Orioles and Royals all said they would do so in the near future.

Calhoun got back in the swing of things quickly — his bases-clearing triple helped put the Rangers over the Tigers and secure their 9-4 win.

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