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 discovered unclothed and freezing in 18-degree weather in a dark wooded area in New Hampshire early Monday morning, according to officials.
Officers responded to a report of a woman giving birth in a tent in the woods near Manchester’s West Side Arena just before 1 a.m., according to Boston 25 News. Alexandra, 26, allegedly lied to authorities about the baby’s whereabouts and claimed she had given birth prematurely.
According to the Manchester Fire Department, after an hour of searching, officers discovered the baby uncovered and struggling to breathe on the floor of a tent near the Piscataquag River at Electric Street. The infant was transported to Catholic Medical Center by police. The baby’s current medical condition is unknown.
Alexandra is set to be arraigned Tuesday in Hillsboro Superior Court-North, 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 the daughter of Eckersley.
Cardinals between 1975 and 1998. He was selected to six All-Star games and won the AL MVP and Cy Young Awards in 1992. He was named ALCS MVP in 1988 before helping the Athletics win the World Series in 1989.
Eckersley was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004.