Cubs manager Dale Sveum accidentally shot by Robin Yount while quail hunting

12/04/2012 at 6:45 pm By


MLB’s winter meetings are taking place this week and while much of the talk out of Nashville, Tennessee has been centered around where names like Josh Hamilton, Zack Greinke, and R.A. Dickey will end up it’s also a time for offseason stories to surface.

One such tale was discussed Tuesday when Dale Sveum recapped an experience hunting quail with former Milwaukee Brewers great, and Hall of Famer, Robin Yount in which the current Cubs manager coming a little too close to some ammunition.

“The bird went up in front of [Yount] and I was about 50 yards up on the hill,” Sveum said Tuesday, explaining the freak incident. “He got the bird up and lost track of where I was and pulled the trigger and was like, ‘Uh oh.’ I was looking for birds myself and he was behind me. I got drilled with pellets in the back and the ear.”

“You don’t get hit very often,” Sveum said. “It’s not that big a deal.”

If Sveum says it’s not a big deal, I’ll take his word for it.

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