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Manning v. Grimsley
Citation:643 F.2d 20 (1st Cir.1981)
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On September 16, 1975, there was a professional baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston between the defendant, the Baltimore Baseball Club, Inc. playing under the name the Baltimore Orioles, and the Boston Red Sox. The defendant Ross Grimsley was a pitcher employed by the defendant Baltimore Club. Some spectators, including the plaintiff, were seated, behind a wire mesh fence. Grimsley had been warming up by a throwing a ball from a pitcher’s mound. The spectators continuously heckled him. Grimsley, after his catcher had left his catching position and was walking over to the bench, faced the bleachers and would up as though to pitch in the direction of the plate toward which he had been throwing but the ball traveled at more than 80 miles an hour directly toward the hecklers in the. The ball hit the plaintiff. Plaintiff sought to recover damages from the defendant and his employer.
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