Newburyport, MA Struck on the Head by Baseball, May 1903

Andrew Pettingill 17 years old, and a member of the senior class of the Newburyport High school, was seriously injured in a ball game at the local grounds Saturday. Young Pettingill was at the bat when he was struck on the side of the head by a swiftly pitched ball. At first he did feel any bad effects but shortly afterward he became unconscious, and a physician who was summoned ordered his removal to the hospital. His condition is reported as critical.

Daily Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME 4 May 1903