Baseball Player Inconsolable After Striking Kid In Crowd

Don't ever say sportspeople have no heart.

Chicago Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr was absolutely distraught after he accidentally struck a child in a nationally televised Major League Baseball game against the Houston Astros.

The young fan was reportedly transported to the hospital after the fourth inning incident, which occurred when a foul ball flew off Almora's bat into the crowd.

(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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The Astros issued a statement confirming the kid had been taken to hospital, but added no further information.

ESPN reporter Jeff Passan, who was seated reasonably close to the child at the time of the incident, said the child was awake and conscious when taken to the hospital.

A young child is rushed from the stands after being injured by a hard foul ball off the bat of Albert Almora Jr. Photo: Getty

He later shared via Twitter the thoughts of Cubs player Kris Bryant, who believes more safety netting is required.

Passan also said Almora was very emotional, as the images of him clearly revealed.

(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

In a warm-hearted twist to the story, Passan also reported that Almora hopes to form a relationship with the girl and her family for the rest of his life.

For the record, the Cubs won 2-1, which just shows that nice guys do finish first sometimes.

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