Fans throwing a visiting player’s home run ball back onto the field is a common occurrence around Major League Baseball, normally resulting in nothing more than a slight delay.

On Sunday afternoon, there was an incident at Yankee Stadium that fortunately didn’t cause a serious injury.

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista crushed his 26th home run of the season deep into the left field stands to give his team a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning:

The fan who wound up with the ball decided to toss it back into the field of play—and right at Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner, hitting the first-time All-Star in the back of the head.

Gardner finished the game but did have a bruise on the back of his head afterward, according to David Lennon of Newsday:

The Blue Jays finished off the sweep of the Yankees with a 2-0 victory.


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