05/12/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

White Sox Sued By Man Claiming He Was Injured By Crowd Fight Over T-Shirt

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) -- An Indiana man is suing the Chicago White Sox claiming he was injured by fans struggling over a free T-shirt launched from a cannon device into the stands.

David Babusiak's lawsuit says he suffered a severe back injury after T-shirts were fired into the crowd at a game in 2007.

He claims shooting T-shirt projectiles was an "abnormally dangerous activity," especially when some fans may have been drunk.

Besides the White Sox, the suit names as defendants U.S. Cellular Field and the Chevrolet Pride Crew, a group that entertains fans at home games.

Babusiak of St. John, Ind., filed the suit Thursday in federal court in Hammond.

It seeks $75,000 in damages.

White Sox spokesman Scott Reifert says the team can't comment because the case is in litigation.


Information from: the Chicago Sun-Times,