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'He basically knocked himself out': Fan falls into New York Yankees dugout during game

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Posted at 9:01 PM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 00:01:46-04

A fan fell into the New York Yankees dugout during their victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, landing on the dugout steps before being corralled by law enforcement.

The incident happened midway through the Yankees' 5-0 win. Manager Joe Girardi said the fan appeared intoxicated and fell into a part of the dugout where no players were at that moment.

"It kind of freaked me out, actually," Girardi said. "I think he tried to jump in, but he was probably not even in a state to be walking."

Girardi said the fan fell twice, landing on his ribs at first then going down again when he tried to stand. The fan was escorted from the stadium by two members of law enforcement.

Yankees catcher Brian McCann told the New York Daily News he heard "a loud thud" and then saw the fan looking dazed on the dugout floor.

"He hit his head on the ground; it looked like he was out of it," McCann told the Daily News. "He basically knocked himself out. It was a loud thud, I turned around and he was out of it."