Forsíða Íþróttir Svona bregst SÖNN hetja við – Bjargaði lífi stráksins á meðan aðrir...

Svona bregst SÖNN hetja við – Bjargaði lífi stráksins á meðan aðrir horfðu bara á!

Hann Jim Rice er einn frægasti hafnaboltamaður í sögu leiksins og leikarinn David John McCoy var að rifja upp eitt magnaðasta augnablikið hans – sem átti sér ekki stað inn á vellinum.

Jim Rice hikaði ekki þegar hann sá 4 ára strák slasast illa, hljóp af stað og bjargaði lífi hans – á meðan allir í kringum hann frusu eða horfðu bara á. 

A TRUE HERO.

The date was August 8, 1982. The Red Sox were playing an afternoon game at Boston’s Fenway Park. Suddenly a screaming foul ball whizzed past the first base dugout and Red Sox left fielder Jim Rice heard the unmistakable sound of ball striking flesh. Looking around the corner of the dugout into the stands Rice saw 4 year old Jonathan Keane bleeding profusely from his head. Realizing in a split second that it would take several minutes for park EMT’s to get to the scene, the future Hall of Famer sprang into action. Rice leaped over the railing into the stands, cradled the young fan into his arms and carried the boy into the dugout where he received immediate attention from the team’s medical staff. Within just a few minutes Jonathan was rushed to the hospital where doctors credited Rice with saving the boys life. Jim Rice played the rest of the game in a blood stained uniform, a true badge of courage.
(Written by D.J. McCoy)

(*** Postscript: Jonathan is 41 years old now and has no memory of the incident. His only reminder is a small scar above his right eye).

Vel gert Jim, vel gert!