Cameraman Suffers Broken Orbital Bone After Getting Hit In Face At Yankees Game

camera man gets clocked at yankees game

12:51 PM PT — YES Network says Pete Stendel suffered an orbital fracture … but he is now resting at home.

“He and his family appreciate everyone’s support,” the network added.

Scary scene during the Yankees vs. Orioles game Wednesday night … a cameraman was drilled in the forehead by an errant throw — and the baseball did so much damage, the guy had to spend the evening in the hospital.

It happened during the fifth inning … when Orioles shortstop Gunnar Henderson hurried a throw to first base in an attempt to get Anthony Volpe out.

The toss, though, sailed high on the Baltimore rookie … and it ended up going into a dugout where YES Network cameraman Pete Stendel had been filming.

Video from the game’s broadcast shows the baseball caught Stendel flush … and he immediately crumpled to the ground in pain. Trainers rushed over to help him — before they strapped him to a backboard and took him away from the field.

camera man gets clocked at yankees game

Stendel was able to give the crowd a wave while he was being transferred out of the stadium … and, fortunately, YES Network officials said later in the evening he was conscious while he undergoing further examination at a local medical facility.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone, meanwhile, said after the game the whole thing was horrifying.

“Definitely praying for him,” Boone said following NY’s 6-3 loss. “It was good to see him, obviously, coherent and obviously raising his hand going off.”

Get well soon, Pete.

Originally Published — 6:57 AM PT

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