MLB Hall Of Fame Pitcher’s Daughter Allegedly Abandoned Her Baby In The Woods At Birth. Now They’re Reunited

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MLB Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis “Eck” Eckersley’s adopted daughter, who gave birth in the woods of New Hampshire and allegedly left the infant unattended, has been reunited with the child, Boston 25 News Reported.

Alexandra Eckersley, 27, allegedly attempted to ditch the newborn with only a tent as shelter in New England’s winter weather before calling 911 to take in the infant after she left the baby behind in 2022, Boston 25 News reported. Eckersley’s attorney, Kim Kossick, told the outlet that the troubled daughter of MLB royalty was reunited with her son “earlier this year.”

The single mom isn’t raising the child entirely on her own. Eckersley and her baby boy are residing at her mother’s house in Massachusetts in the meantime, Boston 25 News reported.  (RELATED: Possibly The Worst Parent In America Caught On Camera In Florida)

“We’ll hope that this doesn’t have to go to trial,” Eckersley’s lawyer reportedly said. “There’s always ongoing negotiations, but as of now, it’s scheduled for trial.”

Eckersley allegedly walked away from the baby she had just birthed on the night of December 26, 2022, Boston 25 News reported. Eckersley reportedly called 911 and guided authorities to the general vicinity where she left her child, Kossick outlined.

Temperatures in New Hampshire that night reportedly sunk as low as 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Eckersley allegedly lied to law enforcement about the baby before coming clean, according to the outlet.

She alleged to emergency personnel that she did not know she was pregnant, an affidavit read, Boston 25 News reported. The infant went unattended in the freezing cold for over an hour while local first responders searched for the child without initial success, according to Manchester Fire Chief Ryan Cashin.

The daughter of the accomplished athlete and acclaimed broadcaster Dennis Eck was reportedly accused of leaving the newborn baby without proper heating accommodations as well as adequate layers of clothing. Eckersley was charged with endangering a minor’s welfare, reckless conduct, assault in the second-degree and falsifying physical evidence, authorities stated, according to the outlet.

The baseball legend’s family claimed they had no idea she was pregnant in a statement released around the time the news first broke. The statement said the professional pitcher’s daughter had long struggled with mental health issues.  (RELATED: Wife Of Blue Jays Pitcher Erik Swanson Says Their 4-Year-Old Son Out Of PICU After Getting Hit By Car)

Eckersley pleaded not guilty to the charges she faces, according to Boston 25.

During his run in the MLB, Dennis Eck earned American League All-Star recognition six times across his career and won the World Series in 1989 with the Oakland Athletics, among other feats, according to Come 2004 he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, according to Later in life, Eck shifted gears to become a commentator for the professional league and ultimately retired following the 2022 season, Sports Illustrated reported.

COOPERSTOWN, NY – JULY 24: Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley is introduced at Clark Sports Center during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on July 24, 2016 in Cooperstown, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

His daughter’s trial is scheduled for July, Boston 25 News reported.