East Northport, NY asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for New York

Q: What is the seminal case involving an outfielder injured when he stepped in a hole in the outfield at a ny baseball stad

It's an old negligence case but the first of its sort where there was a hole or uneven grass at a NY stadium (I think it was yankees) and someone in the outfield when chasing a ball stepped in it and injured his ankle. I used to know it but have forgotten.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: I'm not certain about a hole in the field, but I believe there was a claim in the seventies or eighties contending that that one of the New York stadiums had been poorly designed due to not providing for adequate water drainage from the outfield, which led to a ball player's injury. I'm sorry I don't have a case citation. Going back in time, it's more difficult to find digitized records. Good luck

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