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Alexandra Eckersley Biography
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 naked and frozen in 18-degree weather in an area 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, according to Boston 25 News. Alexandra, 26, allegedly lied to authorities about the whereabouts of the baby, claiming that she had given birth prematurely.
After an hour of searching, police found the baby uncovered and struggling for breath on the floor of a tent near the Piscataquag River on Electric Street, according to the Manchester Fire Department. Police transported the baby to the Catholic Medical Center. The baby’s health is improving, according to hospital officials.
Alexandra will be arraigned Tuesday in Hillsboro North Superior Court, 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 Eckersley’s daughter.
Dennis Eckersley played for 24 seasons, pitching for the Indians, Red Sox, Cubs, Athletics, and Cardinals from 1975 to 1998. He earned six All-Star Game nominations, as well as the AL MVP Award and AL Cy Young Award in 1992. He was named 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.