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Hall of Fame pitcher's family seeks guardianship of newborn allegedly abandoned in woods by daughter, while a second suspect is arrested in the case

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One man has been placed under arrest for allegedly abandoning a newborn baby boy to the freezing New Hampshire elements on Christmas while the baby's grandparents fight to gain guardianship rights to ensure that his condition continues to improve.

In the late hours of Christmas Day, 26-year-old Alexandra Eckersley, the daughter of MLB Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley, allegedly gave birth in a homeless camp she shares with her boyfriend, 45-year-old George Theberge. Alexandra Eckersley spoke to police that night and told them that she had left her newborn baby boy in a soccer field in Manchester. Firefighters and first responders then searched desperately for the child in frigid temperatures for over an hour, to no avail. At that point, Eckersley reportedly changed her story and redirected them to her tent, where they found the boy "moving, not crying, and exposed." The lone propane heater located in the tent had supposedly been switched off.

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