Foul ball killed woman at Dodger Stadium

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The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed she died on August 29 of blunt force trauma and acute intracranial hemorrhage.

No media outlet reported on the event, and the Dodgers stayed silent about it. After being unresponsive for the ensuing days, the family followed Goldbloom's wishes not to be kept alive by a machine if it was deemed she would not get back her quality of life.

Goldbloom was promptly taken to the hospital, and was unresponsive for three days before the family chose to take her off life support.

The accident happened in the top of the ninth inning, when San Diego's Franmil Reyes fouled back a 93 miles per hour pitch from Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen.

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Alan Fish, who died at 14 after being struck by a foul line drive near the first-base dugout at Dodger Stadium during a game against the San Francisco Giants on May 16, 1970. "We were deeply saddened by this tragic accident and the passing of Mrs. Goldbloom", the Los Angeles Dodgers said in a statement emailed to Reuters.

ESPN said Goldbloom had attended the game with her husband, Erwin, to celebrate their 59th wedding anniversary.

Goldbloom was rushed to the hospital after telling ushers she did not feel well.

"Mr. and Mrs. Goldbloom were great Dodgers fans who regularly attended games", a team spokesman told ESPN.

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Brody said she is hoping her mother's death will shed light on the safety issue and urge officials to consider enforcing further protection for fans. "We can not comment further on this matter".

Goldbloom is one of only three fans to die after being struck by a ball during a Major League Baseball game, but, oddly, she is the second to die at a Dodger game.

Mrs Goldbloom's death came during the first season in which all 30 Major League Baseball teams had used protective netting extending from behind the home plate to at least the far ends of both dugouts to protect fans in vulnerable sections of stadiums. "Raise it a little higher - what's the hurt in that?"

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