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Texas Rangers to raise railing heights

Updated: July 20, 2011, 12:17 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers will raise the height of the front row rails at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington to 42 inches, an increase of as much as 12 inches in certain areas of the park, as part of new safety initiatives at the facility following the death of fan Shannon Stone.

Stone, a 39-year-old firefighter from Brownwood, fell over the railing in left-center as he attempted to catch a ball thrown by outfielder Josh Hamilton. The drop was about 20 feet and Stone died from injuries ...

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