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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, April 26, 2010

MLB: Boy hit in head by broken bat at Milwaukee's Miller Park

Associated Press

MILWAUKEE A young fan has been hit in the head with a broken bat during a game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers.

The boy did not appear to be seriously injured, but he left Miller Park and was taken for X-rays. There was no immediate word on his condition Monday night.

In the bottom of the fourth, Alcides Escobar's bat shattered when he grounded out to end the inning. A sharp piece of the barrel flew into the stands about 10 rows behind the Pirates' on-deck circle, careering off several fans and hitting the boy in the head.

After being tended to by ushers and medical personnel, the boy, holding a baseball, walked up the stairs under his own power and was cheered by other fans in his section.