John Kruk, the legendary Philadelphia Phillies baseball player and current ESPN broadcaster, was stretchered out of the press box of a game on Aug. 25. According to Yahoo Sports, the cause of his ailments was dehydration.
ESPN announced that Kruk was feeling dizzy and a stretcher carried him out of the broadcast box. He was diagnosed with being dehydrated, but his vital signs were stable and he was in good spirits after consuming a great deal of water to recover.
John Kruk was not taken to a hospital and was simply treated at the scene.
In Philadelphia, Kruk was a huge local fan favorite, a first baseman who looked very little like an athlete but was a three-time All-Star anyway through his career. He started his MLB career with the San Diego Padres and broke out in 1987 with a .313 average and 20 home runs.
When he went to the Phillies via a 1989 trade, he became a star. In 1993, he batted .316 and led his team to the World Series, where be batted .348 in a losing effort. He retired in 1995 with a .300 lifetime batting average and 100 home runs.
John Kruk was also diagnosed with cancer after he was struck in the groin with a pitch in 1993, but had a testicle removed and made a full recovery in 1994.