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Who Pays if You Get Smacked by a Foul Ball?

Who Pays if You Get Smacked by a Foul Ball?

Foul balls rocket into the stands, hitting fans on the way. Are MLB teams liable for injuries they might cause to fans? HowStuffWorks investigates.

Author's Note: 5 Must-learn Pitching Strategies

I've been a hockey fan most of my life, and didn't start following baseball until two or three years before I wrote this article. It can be intimidating to write something like this when you know there's a deep well of experience and a dedicated fan base that's spent decades thinking (and writing) about it. I actually learned a lot while researching this, and I feel like I'm even more of a fan now than I was when I started writing it.

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