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Posted: March 07, 2016

Must-see: Hero Pirates fan saves boy from flying baseball bat

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

KISSIMMEE, Fla. —

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Talk about a close call.

A quick-thinking Pittsburgh Pirates fan is being called a hero after he saved a boy from a flying baseball bat at a Saturday spring training game in Kissimmee, Florida. 

According to the Bleacher Report, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review photographer Christopher Horner captured the moment when the man blocked the bat from slamming into the child's face at the Pirates-Braves game. The image, which Horner shared on Twitter, has been retweeted hundreds of times.

The Pirates were playing the Atlanta Braves at the Braves' spring training stadium in Florida. 

The man and boy in the photo were not identified. (The Pirates won, 9-6.)

Read the full story at Pittsburgh Tribune-Review here.

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