In 1957, Richie Ashburn hit the same woman in the stands?
with two consecutive foul balls. The first one broke her nose. Where did the other one hit her?
I know she was on a stretcher, but where on her body was she struck?
- FungoLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
This is the closest to saying specifically where Mrs. Roth was hit with the 2nd foul ball from Ashburn: "....the ball hit her body."
Further digging in Google. See attached - the 2nd Ashburn foul ball broke a bone in Mrs. Roth's knee (while she was on the stetcher). This is in a quote from Mrs. Roth directly to Richie Ashburn.
Left or right knee is not stated.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
August 17th 1957, her name was Alice Roth, he broke her nose with the 1st, then while she was on the stretcher with the 2nd ball.
Richie also went into a batting slump, and cured it by taking his bat to bed with him, he wanted to get to know it a little better he said.
- 1 decade ago
I do not know where the second one hit her but it was not as bad as the first hit.
What I do know is that the woman he hit was married to a Philadelphia Sports editor and he was ruined in the papers the next day.
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- (Sox Girl)Lv 51 decade ago
It hit her while she was being carried off in a stretcher. lol.