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Dale Sveum was shot by Robin Yount while hunting quail

Dec 4, 2012, 9:38 PM EDT

Dale Sveum AP

Adding to his already impressive total of 3,142 hits, Hall of Famer Robin Yount accidentally shot Cubs manager Dale Sveum while hunting quail in Arizona,’s Carrie Muskat reports.

“The bird went up in front of [Yount] and I was about 50 yards up on the hill,” Sveum said. “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.”

In Yount’s defense, he probably thought Sveum was waving him in.

While Sveum said there was some blood involved, he didn’t need stitches for the ear.

Yount and Sveum were Brewers teammates for five years in the 1980s and early 90s and also worked together with the Brewers before Sveum became the Cubs’ manager last season.

  1. cur68 - Dec 4, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    Damn, man. Start the regular season NOW. These guys are a menace when left up to their own devices.

    • manchestermiracle - Dec 4, 2012 at 10:09 PM

      Or perhaps maneuvering for a run in politics….

      • badintent - Dec 5, 2012 at 12:21 AM

        Cue the Dick Cheney jokes !!

      • Old Gator - Dec 5, 2012 at 2:40 AM

        Dick Cheney and his lawyer walk into a bar….

  2. muckthefets23 - Dec 4, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    I was expecting a Dick Cheney reference… Sure enough, there it is.

    • manchestermiracle - Dec 5, 2012 at 9:05 AM

      Sorry, low-hanging fruit and all. Some people just shouldn’t bear arms, but at least these guys weren’t blazing away at birds “freed” from a cage…

  3. brewcrewfan54 - Dec 4, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    Don’t forget about a Bobby Knight reference. It was a good story though. Sveum told it live on Intentional Talk yesterday, pretty funny story.

  4. boyofzimmer - Dec 4, 2012 at 10:22 PM


  5. chill1184 - Dec 4, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Who says the MLB offseason is dull?

    • djpostl - Dec 5, 2012 at 12:16 AM

      By sporting world standards it still is.

      If this was the NFL there’d be three strip club shootings, a domestic violence incident involving either the mall or a players mother and a handful of drug related charges.

      And that’d just be Tuesday.

      • chill1184 - Dec 5, 2012 at 6:50 AM

        Touche Sir, Touche

  6. djpostl - Dec 5, 2012 at 12:14 AM

    Note to self: Never go hunting with Tony Soprano, Dick Cheney or Robin Yount.

  7. humanexcrement - Dec 5, 2012 at 12:41 AM

    Is anyone else thinking of the Wade Boggs incident involving “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig?

  8. fanofevilempire - Dec 5, 2012 at 7:24 AM

    he’s lucky, he could have got drilled in the ass…………………

  9. stex52 - Dec 5, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    It wasn’t so much shooting him. It was field dressing him that really got kind of rough.

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