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Scary moment at Home Run Derby

Posted by Leonard Neslin  July 12, 2011 08:05 AM

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carmickle3.jpgCatching three balls at last night's Home Run Derby wasn't enough for Keith Carmickle, who risked his life chasing a ball hit by Prince Fielder at Phoenix's Chase Field. He toppled over a railing, but other fans held him up by his feet and right arm some 20 feet above concrete surrounding a pool in right-center field.

This incident occurred the same day as a memorial services for Shannon Stone, the firefighter who died of injuries suffered in a fall from the stands at a Rangers game last Thursday.

carmickle2.jpg"I thought: I've lived a good life," Keith Carmickle said.

Carmickle's brother, Kraig, and his friend Aaron Nelson caught him.

"I stepped up on the table, I missed the ball by 2 or 3 feet and went over," Keith Carmickle said. "We caught three balls and I told the guys I was going to go for the cycle. Dude, they were really holding onto me."

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