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Milwaukee Brewers Hall of Famer Robin Yount, right, accidentally shot Dale Sveum on a hunt. (PHOTO: David Bernacchi)

Taking aim: Robin Yount shoots Dale Sveum in ear


A late entry for "story of the year" came out of Major League Baseball's winter meetings when the Chicago Tribune's Paul Sullivan reported on an unusual incident between former Milwaukee Brewers teammates Robin Yount and Dale Sveum.

Apparently, the two friends were out hunting in Arizona when Yount lost track of his buddy – but not a quail – and opened fire.

"He pulled the trigger, and I was like, 'Uh oh,'" Sveum told the Tribune. "Luckily I was just kind of climbing, looking for birds myself when it was behind me. So I got drilled with pellets in the back and one stuck in my ear."

Uh-oh is right, but Sveum was a trooper. He got himself cleaned up and clearly is no worse for wear.

That didn't stop him from calling Yount "Dick Cheney" for pumping his ear full of buckshot.

"You don't get hit very often," Sveum told the Associated Press. "It's not that big a deal."


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