updated - May 19, 2013 Sunday EDT
A sudden cardiac arrest took the life of a male MLB fan while the Blue Jay took on Chicago White Sox, Thursday. Paramedics rushed to the man after he reportedly collapsed in the viewing stands. Play was halted for four minutes in the seventh inning while the fan received CPR and was carted off on a stretcher. The fan was pronounced dead in the hospital, according to Police.
''Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the person who was taken out of here tonight,'' Blue Jays manager John Farrell said about the MLB fans' death from a suspected heart attack.
Players from both teams left their dugouts to get a glimpse at what was going on in the viewing stands. It was enough to cause a stir, even among baseball players as they watched paramedics performing CPR and pumping the man's chest.
White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis, the closest player to the incident, said this about the MLB fan's death:
''I saw some medics jump out around the dugout and run over. Then I saw a doctor or whoever was going, just pushing on the chest over and over and over. I thought maybe they were reviving him and then the next thing you know, they kept going and going. I was like `God, man. We've got to stop this thing.'"
The MLB fan who died of a heart attack Thursday was the second person who suffered a medical event at a Blue Jays baseball game this year. On June 29, another fan had to be given CPR.
The Chicago White Sox won with a score of 7-2 over the Toronto Blue Jays.
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