Tuesday, April 11, 2017
The event happened on August 17, 1957 during a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Giants, . Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn was known for being prolific in hitting foul balls.
Ashburn hit a foul ball that struck Roth squarely in the face, breaking her nose. The game was then paused as medics came in to tend to Roth. As they were carrying her away on a stretcher, play was resumed and Ashburn fouled off the first pitch thrown to him. This foul subsequently struck Roth as she was being carried off by the medics.