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White Sox fan saves baby from flying bat with one-handed catch

Eileen Depesa caught Tyler Flowers' rogue bat before it hit the infant behind her during a Memorial Day White Sox game.
By Kate Stanton   |   May 27, 2014 at 7:30 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, May 27 (UPI) -- Eileen Depesa's impressive reflexes saved a baby from a baseball bat at the Chicago White Sox's game against the Cleveland Indians.

When Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers lost his grip on his bat, it went flying into the stands above left field.

Depesa, of Naperville, Ill., reached out with one hand and caught the bat before it hit the infant seated behind her. The man seated to her right merely ducked.

"I was more concerned with protecting the baby seated behind me," she told the MLB's Cut 4.

She reportedly got to keep the bat, which was later signed by Flowers himself.

[GIF: CSN via MLB.com]

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