Daughter of MLB Legend Gets Arrested For Abandoning Newborn Baby In The Woods

Alexandra Eckersley, the adopted daughter of MLB Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley, has been charged with reckless conduct. This chargeresults fromf her newborn baby being found unclothed and freezing in 18-degree weather in a dark wooded area in New Hampshire early Monday morning.

Police responded to a report that a woman had given birth to a baby in a tent near the West Side Arena in Manchester just before 1 a.m., according to Boston 25 News. It is alleged that Alexandra, 26, misled authorities about the location of her baby and claimed she had given birth prematurely.

An hour after police began searching, they found the baby uncovered and struggling to breathe near the Piscataquag River near Electric Street. The infant was transported to Catholic Medical Center by police. It is unclear what the baby’s current health status is.

The Manchester Police Department reports Alexandra will be arraigned in Hillsboro Superior Court-North on Tuesday. Additionally, she was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

David Flurey, the chief of Manchester’s fire department, identified Alexandra as Eckersley’s child.

From 1975-98, Eckersley pitched for the Indians, Red Sox, Cubs, Athletics and Cardinals. During his career, he received six All-Star selections as well as the AL MVP and AL Cy Young awards. In 1988, he was named the ALCS MVP, and in 1989, he won the World Series with the Athletics.

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

Following a 19-year broadcast career with the Red Sox, Eckersley retired from NESN in October.

The Boston Globe reported that Eckersley planned to return to his native California after the season to spend more time with his grandchildren.