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Daughter of MLB Great Left Newborn Baby Freezing in Woods: Police

Alexandra Eckersley, the adopted daughter of MLB Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley, is facing a felony charge of reckless conduct after her newborn baby was found unclothed and freezing in 18-degree weather in a dark wooded area in New Hampshire early Monday morning, according to officials.

Officers responded to a report of a woman who had given birth to a baby in a tent in the woods near the West Side Arena in Manchester just before 1 a.m., police said, per Boston 25 News. Alexandra, 26, allegedly lied to authorities about the baby’s whereabouts and claimed she had given birth prematurely.

After an hour of searching, police found the baby uncovered and struggling to breathe on the floor of a tent near the Piscataquag River at Electric Street, according to the Manchester Fire Department. Police transported the infant to Catholic Medical Center. The baby’s current health status is unclear.

Alexandra is set to be arraigned Tuesday in Hillsboro Superior Court-North, according to the Manchester Police Department. She was also arrested for endangering the welfare of a child.

Manchester Fire Chief David Flurey reportedly identified Alexandra as the daughter of Eckersley.

Dennis Eckersley played for 24 seasons, pitching for the Indians, Red Sox, Cubs, Athletics and Cardinals from 1975-98. He earned six All-Star nods, as well as the AL MVP award and the AL Cy Young Award in 1992. He was named the ALCS MVP in 1988, before winning a World Series with the Athletics in 1989.

Eckersley was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004.

In October, Eckersley retired from the NESN booth after a 19-year broadcast career with the Red Sox.

At the time, Eckersley had plans to return to his native California after the season to spend more time with his grandchildren, according to The Boston Globe.

12 Comments
  • Rudog says:

    yeh ….. ‘nother New England satanic jackal ‘in progress’….awwwp… mark another one for Extermination!!!

  • Sherry says:

    Instead of promoting abortion, encourage these women to have their tubes cut. Women who abandon babies should be required to have the procedure. No state or federal funding for welfare over 2 children. If you can’t take care of the 2 you have, you don’t need anymore. There are products out there to prevent pregnancy. These people are too lazy, drunk, or high to take the first step before sex.

  • Alan Z says:

    Sad, tragic and disturbing. Eckersley would want to care for the Baby you would think (he adopted her) and has the financial means to do so.
    I’m no bleeding heart but people CAN be salvaged, I’ve seen as much more than once. It wouldn’t hurt to at least TRY and get her help. Sometimes hitting rock bottom is the needed catalyst for change. Sometimes not.
    For now, I’ll unharden my heart and pray for them all.

    • T-Bilt says:

      Why blame the person that adopted her and gave her an opportunity of a better life?
      Why is her adopted father being put on trial?
      This is nonsense… and you Alan Z attempt to give this drug addicted person and now possibly a murderer a free pass and blame it on her adopted father. Just damn! Try and understand decisions like leaving babies to freeze to death in a tent and stolen elections have consequences.
      The article reminds me of the Don Henley song ‘dirty laundry.

  • Ted says:

    SHE NEEDS TO BE TAKEN OUT INTO A WILDERNESS AREA AND STRIPPED BUTT NAKED IN BELOW ZERO TEMPERATURE AND LEFT TO FEND FOR HERSELF. IF SHE SURVIVES THEN THROW HER ASS IN JAIL.

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