5:18 PM CDT, September 4, 2013
A boy about 3 years old watching a Cubs game with his family was hit by a bat, but returned only an inning later after a first aid crew determined he wasn’t seriously hurt, officials said.
The boy sitting on the third base side with his family was hit by a bat that Miami Marlins player Giancarlo Stanton accidentally let go of during a swing in the sixth inning. The bat apparently hit the boy in the chin, and also hit his father in the arm, with much of the impact of the blow absorbed by the father’s arm, said Julian Green, a spokesman for the Cubs.
An adult took the boy to an exit immediately. He was checked by a first aid crew, which determined he needed no further medical attention, and he was able to return to the game after the incident sometime after 3 p.m., Green said.The boy was back in the stands in the seventh inning to see the Cubs win the game 9 to 7 in a comeback.
“Nothing more was needed, and he’s back watching the game with his family,” Green said as the game was ending.
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