ESPN Announcer John Kruk Leaves Booth on Stretcher

ESPN Announcer John Kruk Leaves Booth on Stretcher

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) — ESPN baseball announcer John Kruk was carried out of the broadcast booth on a stretcher at Dodger Stadium Sunday, The Boston Globe reported. (Breitbart Sports Note: Kruk is pictured 20 years ago when he took the Phillies from last place to become NL champions)

The incident happened before the start of ESPN’s broadcast of an interleague game between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers, Globe sportswriter Pete Abraham wrote on Twitter.

Abraham reported Kruk, 52, was conscious as he was carried out of the booth on a stretcher.

The Los Angeles Times reported the episode was related to diabetes, possibly due to low blood sugar.

Kruk, a former first baseman and outfielder for the San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox, compiled a .300 career batting average with 100 homers and 592 RBI over 10 major league seasons.

He was hired as an ESPN baseball analyst in 2004.