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Dodgers fan died after being hit with foul ball during August game: report


A Dodgers fan who was hit in the head with a foul ball at an August game in Los Angeles died as a result of the impact, according to an Outside the Lines investigation.

The coroner said the cause of death was "acute intracranial hemorrhage due to history of blunt force trauma," according to OTL, and that it was the result of being hit with the foul ball.

The woman was named Linda Goldbloom, a mother and a grandmother, and she died on August 29, just four days after being hit with the ball at a Dodgers vs. Padres game. The accident was not shown on the television broadcast.

Dodgers Stadium (Harry How / Getty Images)

After Goldbloom died, the Dodgers did not release any public statement until they were contacted by ESPN on Monday.

"Mr. and Mrs. Goldbloom were great Dodgers fans who regularly attended games. We were deeply saddened by this tragic accident and the passing of Mrs. Goldbloom. The matter has been resolved between the Dodgers and the Goldbloom family,” a Dodgers spokesman told OTL.

The Dodgers, like other teams around the league, extended the protective netting at Dodger Stadium after a young girl was hit in the face with a foul ball at a Yankees game in 2017.

The Yankees had been late to the game when it came to protecting fans, and that harrowing incident woke up the rest of the league as well.