Shannon Stone Memorial Fund Established, Oakland A's Donate $5,000

The Texas Rangers established a memorial account in honor of Shannon Stone, the fan who passed away after falling from his seat in left field on Thursday night. Stone, a firefighter with the Brownwood fire department, fell about 20 feet while reaching over a left field railing to catch a foul ball thrown into the seats by Josh Hamilton. On the way to the hospital, Stone went into cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead a short time later.

The memorial fund is setup through the Rangers arm of MLB.com, allowing fans to fill out a form and donate any amount. If you'd like to give, you can find the information here. The fund is, presumably, for Stone's family, including his young son, who was next to him as he fell on Thursday night.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser, the Oakland A's chipped-in right away, giving a significant amount to the fund.

The organization has donated $5,000 to the Shannon Stone fund the set up today.

Stay with this StoryStream for more on Thursday night's tragedy. Visit SB Nation's Lonestar Ball for more on the Rangers.

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