Yount shoots Sveum in hunting mishapChicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum was accidentally hit in the ear with shrapnel while hunting this offseason with Hall of Famer Robin Yount.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum was accidentally hit in the ear with shrapnel while hunting this offseason with Hall of Famer Robin Yount.
The two were hunting quail in Arizona when Yount bagged a bird, but also Sveum.
“The bird was in front of him and I was about 50 yards up on a hill,” Sveum said Tuesday at baseball’s winter meetings. “He got the bird up and lost track of where I was. He pulled the trigger and was like, ‘Uh, oh.’”
Sveum was hit in the back of the right ear by the spray pattern from a six-shot.
“I got drilled with pellets in the back and then one stuck in the ear,” he said.
Sveum said there was plenty of blood, but he wasn’t worried.
“We do it all the time,” Sveum said. “Not that close all the time, but we do get BB’s fall on us.”
Sveum said he didn’t receive stitches but did refer to Yount as former vice president Dick Cheney, who famously shot a friend while hunting.