Play was halted for several minutes, as Frazier and other players crouched and appeared to be extremely concerned while the fan was attended to by stadium and medical personnel. Frazier squatted down, took off his helmet and looked on with obvious concern, while the player due to hit next, Matt Holliday, appeared to be in tears. He, too, appeared particularly upset by the incident.
A nearby fan can be seen immediately signaling for help after the play.
On social media, fans and observers offered concern for the child, but many argued that the Yankees need to do more to avoid similar situations in the future by extending protective netting around the field.
A fan was also hit by a foul ball from Aaron Judge in July, to which the team released a statement saying the Yankees were “seriously exploring” adding protective netting.
Earlier this year, New York City Councilman Rafael L. Espinal Jr. introduced a bill calling for the extension of protective netting from home plate to the foul poles in any ballpark with 5,000 or more seating capacity.
This is not the first time a child has been hit by debris at a Yankee game.