New York, NY Baseball Outfielder Runs into Bonfire, Jul 1911

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OUTFIELDER FALLS INTO A PICNIC BONFIRE

NEW YORK, July 17.---Flex Fox, left fielder on a semi-professional New York team, is in Staten island hospital suffering from injuries received in a game yesterday.

He was running to catch a fly ball when he tumbled headfirst into a bonfire that picnicers[sic] had lighted on the far edge of the field. Although badly burned from head to foot he is expected to recover.

The Salt Lake Evening Telegram, Salt Lake, UT 17 Jul 1911