A match between the Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox halted when a fan was carted off on a stretcher receiving CPR at Rogers Centre on Thursday night.
A Toronto Police report said that a man sitting down the third base line was declared dead at the hospital. The name of the fan was not released yet, and the family is not yet informed.
According to John Farrell, the Blue Jays manager, the team and management feelings are with the family of the man who was taken out of here tonight.
Kevin Youkilis, the White Sox third baseman, first noticed the commotion in the stands and informed umpire Mark Wegner about the event.
According to Youkilis he saw some medical practitioner was standing around in the dugout. Then, according to him, he saw a physician pushing on someones’ chest over and over again.
After Youkilis informed the umpire, he moved toward the second base umpire and crew chief Mike Winters to inform about the event. Finally the game was stopped and then the cart was allowed to cross the field. The fan was carried off through the left field gate.
Blue Jays players left their bunker to watch as paramedics continuously pumped the man’s chest. Players from both sides stood and watched as the man received medical care from the paramedics.
At a Blue Jays game this was a second casualty, a fan had a heart attack in the stadium the June 29 in the same season.