SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan brutally beaten at Dodger Stadium on opening day 2011, attended Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night as a guest of the team.
Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter said Stow's family requested privacy. The team did not announce where Stow was watching the game against the Detroit Tigers at AT&T Park.
The Santa Cruz paramedic and father of two was back at the ballpark at last. After he was assaulted outside Dodger Stadium on March 31, 2011, he spent months at a Los Angeles hospital in a medically induced coma. Stow sustained serious brain injuries during the attack.
"We are truly thrilled to have Bryan with us tonight at the World Series," Giants CEO Larry Baer said. "It's been a long road back. We're very grateful he has progressed and could join us."
During the game, the scoreboard greeted Stow with the message "Welcome to Bryan Stow and his family." Fans cheered.
The Giants raised more than $70,000 for the Bryan Stow Fund in 2011 alone, with third base coach Tim Flannery also holding two benefit concerts last offseason — with more in the works for this winter in the Bay Area. In fact, Flannery said he still has another check to present to the Stow family.
Pitcher Tim Lincecum gave $25,000 to assist the longtime San Francisco fan in April 2011.
Stow was beaten in a parking lot outside Dodger Stadium after the teams' March 31, 2011, season opener.