Hamilton says he could hear boy screaming
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Josh Hamilton could hear 6-year-old Cooper Stone screaming for his dad after the man tumbled over an outfield railing and fell 20 feet onto the concrete below.
Firefighter Shannon Stone had called out to Hamilton for a foul ball in the second inning of Thursday night’s game. Hamilton tossed it to him, but Stone fell as he reached for it and died an hour later of blunt force trauma.
Hamilton says he remembers the man’s fall “like it happened in slow motion.” He also remembers the screams of the little boy who came to the game with his dad in hopes of catching a ball.
Hamilton says he can’t stop praying enough for Stone’s family. The reinging AL MVP is playing in Texas’ game against Oakland on Friday night.