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Daughter of MLB Hall of Famer allegedly abandoned newborn child in woods on Christmas: police

Alexandra Eckersley, 26, the adopted daughter of MLB first ballot Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley, was arrested Monday and charged with felony reckless conduct, second-degree assault/extreme indifference, and endangering the welfare of a child. and charged with falsifying physical information. Evidence after giving birth to her son in the woods at Christmas and abandoning her child.

The Manchester Police Department in New Hampshire announced the arrest of Eckersley, saying he deliberately misled authorities about the whereabouts of the child.

“Manchester Police, Fire and American Medical Response personnel searched the area indicated by the baby’s mother but were unable to locate the baby,” the statement read.

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A tribute video was played by NESN commentator Dennis Eckersley during his final broadcast before retirement during a game between the Tampa Bays Rays and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, on October 5, 2022. reaction when

A tribute video was played by NESN commentator Dennis Eckersley during his final broadcast before retirement during a game between the Tampa Bays Rays and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, on October 5, 2022. reaction when
(Maddy Malhotra/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)

“Almost an hour later, the mother revealed the baby’s true whereabouts and brought police officers to the area, where the officers took the baby who had been treated by an EMT and taken to a local hospital for treatment. I found.”

At approximately 12:40 am on Dec. 26, police responded to a call regarding homeless Eckersley near the West Side Arena area. According to his WMUR-TV in Manchester, the child was found just off the sidewalk of the tent and described by first responders as “moving, not crying and exposed”.

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The temperature reported at the time was about 18 degrees Fahrenheit.

Manchester Police Chief Allen Aldenberg told CBS News, “If we hadn’t collectively found the little boy when we went and given him the first aid that was provided, I would have thought the child was probably that. I’m pretty sure he died in the tent.

“I didn’t know I was pregnant and felt like I had to use the restroom,” Eckersley told EMT, through Boston Fox affiliate WFXT, according to an affidavit.

Hall of Fame Dennis Eckersley was introduced during the 2022 Hall of Fame weekend at the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 24, 2022 in Cooperstown, NY.

Hall of Fame Dennis Eckersley was introduced during the 2022 Hall of Fame weekend at the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 24, 2022 in Cooperstown, NY.
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When asked why she left the baby behind, she replied,

Manchester police believe Eckersley was under the influence of drugs.

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Dennis Eckersley, 68, was inducted into the Cooperstown Hall of Fame in 2004 after posting a 3.50 ERA over 24 years in the MLB. His longest time with one team was with the Oakland Athletics, where he posted a 2.74 ERA and made 320 saves in 525 appearances, making him one of the best relievers in baseball. was.

He also spent eight years with the Boston Red Sox, broadcasting their games on NESN, a gig he just announced his retirement earlier this year.

Alexandra Eckersley, the 26-year-old adopted daughter of MLB Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley, is in the mugshot

Alexandra Eckersley, the 26-year-old adopted daughter of MLB Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley, is in the mugshot
(Manchester (NH) Police Department)

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Investigations are ongoing in Manchester regarding this situation.