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A baseball fan saved a boy from a flying bat!

A baseball fan saved a boy from a flying bat!

This boy is really lucky as he nearly got struck in the head by a baseball bat, but for a man who was sitting near him!


It happened during the baseball game between Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates on March 5, 2016 held in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, the USA. A baseball bat slipped out of Danny Ortiz’s hands, an outfielder from Pittsburgh Pirates, and flew at a high speed to the crowd of fans. It seems the boy was too busy on his phone to even realize that the bat was approaching him. Luckily, a man sitting next to the boy reacted very quickly and stretched out his arm to protect the child. It turned out that the man is the boy's father, but he is a real hero anyway!

The incident was captured by the photographer Christopher Horner from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

By the way, a wooden baseball bat weighs about 1 kg and if it strikes into one’s head at a high speed the consequences may be rather sad.


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Isn't the boy lucky? Have you witnessed similar cases of miracle escapes? Tell us in the comments!

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29 Comments
Van McCoy
Van McCoy
Wow, a true miracle save - of the most important kind - the little boy from a severe injury or possibly even death. That fan is a true hero. My only grandson, pictured with me here when he was around 6, is an avid baseball fan who started playing little league baseball about 2 years ago when he was 8. At 10 years of age now, looks to be about the same age as the little boy in the photos, who was saved frm the flying bat by the quick thinking man sitting next to him. Incredibe photos of an incredible event. Praise the Lord!
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Mar 17, 2016 8:26PM
Theresa Dupee Quider
Theresa Dupee Quider
It was on NBC news. It was his father and the trip to the game was for the boy's 10th birthday.
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Mar 17, 2016 8:39PM
Rodger Talbott
His Dad knocked it down; kept it in front of him (like a good third baseman)!
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Mar 17, 2016 8:45PM
Greg Guenther
I hope the kid or guy got the bat!!
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Mar 17, 2016 9:42PM
Steve Black
Steve Black
The true sad part here is the Dad took his son to the baseball game for his birthday and the kid is busy playing on his phone.
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Mar 17, 2016 9:46PM
Nina Kamwene
Nina Kamwene
What a miracle!
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Mar 17, 2016 9:47PM
Paul Eifler
Take note of the only one in the crowd not paying attention to the game. Good heads-up Dad!! Next time leave the electronic devise at home..
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Mar 17, 2016 10:04PM
Anju Maher
Anju Maher
I had read that man was his father
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Mar 17, 2016 10:38PM
Lynn Garcia
Pre game batting practice Padres vs Cubs foul ball off Cub bat hit a man who had just sat down in his seat. The ball hit him in the face! Severe eye injury!
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Mar 17, 2016 10:49PM
James Vetzel
James Vetzel
Then he should take away the $#@& 'cellphone and have him pay attention to the Game.
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Mar 17, 2016 11:41PM
Peter Bergman
The kid was so disconnected from reality he never made a move in his own defense.
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Mar 17, 2016 11:56PM
Jim Galati
The first instinct is to get out of the way. To have the presence of mind to try and intercept the bat is amazing. If I were a betting man, I would bet the hero is the kids dad. Protecting your kids is a natural instinct.
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Mar 18, 2016 2:55AM
Cindy Crowther
I need to know if the man was hurt? He protected the boy, but breaking the impact had to have hurt.
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Mar 18, 2016 4:48AM
Maria Elena Amaro
Maria Elena Amaro
The man was not a baseball but his own dad. They were on GMA the following morning.
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Mar 18, 2016 5:30AM
John Thomas Schembri
I agree totally. Hope the kid got the bat for his birthdayas a reminder and nothing else.
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Mar 18, 2016 6:30AM

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