Found June 15, 2012 on
Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana (no relation to the legendary rock guitarist) accidentally tackled a fan in the front row while leaping into the stands chasing a foul popup during Thursday's game against the Cincinnati Reds.
It happened in the top of the fifth inning on a foul popup by Reds third baseman Todd Frazier. A large fan in the front row was also trying to catch the ball, but Santana dove into the stands chasing after the ball and took the fan down with what would have been considered a good tackle on a football field.
Neither one of them caught the ball.
Video via MLB.com
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During today's Indians-Reds game, newly acquired Indians reliever Esmil Rogers was facing Reds third baseman Todd Frazier in the fifth inning. Frazier popped the ball foul towards the first base line, and Indians first baseman Carlos Santana (who is typically behind the dish as a catcher for Cleveland) barreled towards the stands to catch...
I hope Carlos Santana was honest and said that the only reason he risked diving into the stands to catch that ball was because he knew he had safety measures there in the form of that fan
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