Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum told reporters on Tuesday at the Winter Meetings in Nashville that he was shot in the ear by Hall of Famer Robin Yount while on a hunting trip recently.
Sveum said he was hit in the back of his right ear with pellets from the spray pattern while he and Yount were hunting in Arizona. He said he bled a lot but did not receive stitches.
"The bird was in front of him and I was about 50 yards up on a hill," Sveum said. "He got the bird up and lost track of where I was. He pulled the trigger and was like, 'Uh, oh.' "I got drilled with pellets in the back and then one stuck in the ear,"Sveum's said his reaction to being shot by Yount was "unprintable," and that it wasn't that big of a deal. In Sveum's first season in Chicago, the Cubs finished 5th in the National League Central with a 61-101 record.