OSCEOLA COUNTY, FL (WCMH)– The picture of him saving his son from a flying baseball bat has gone viral.
According to WFTV, Shaun Cunningham took his 8-year-old son Landon to a baseball game, when Pittsburgh Pirates player Danny Ortiz lost the grip on his bat during a swing.
“Realizing it was coming for us and specifically him, and really all I could do was throw my arm in the way,” Cunningham, who works as a paramedic, told WFTV.
Landon was on his phone at the time, when the bat came flying into the stands. Pittsburgh Tribune sports photographer Chris Horner caught the entire thing on camera.
“The barrel of the bat hit my wrist, when that happened I guess it deflected and spun it and the handle got him in the shoulder, which, I’ll take that over the alternative,” said Cunningham.
“He is he is my hero, he’s the most amazing dad ever,” Landon told WFTV.