It’s safe to say that the majority of the players on the Millersville (Pa.) University baseball team will not go on to stardom in the major leagues. But after last weekend, they will never be forgotten in the minds of at least one family.
While a group of players were out for a late-night food run prior to a tournament, they came across a panicked couple pulled over on the side of the road.
“We heard two people screaming in a car, and it turned into driveway right in front of us,” third baseman Zach Stone told LancasterOnline. “A dad hopped out of a car and picked up his kid. He just looked limp. … The kid didn’t look like he had any life to him.”
The Norman family’s 1-year-old son, Braydin, had stopped breathing. Immediately, the team sprang into action. Some attempted to calm the parents while others called 911 and third baseman Tyler McDonald assisted Megan Norman with administering CPR.
Thanks the quick thinking of the Division II ballplayers, Braydin regained consciousness, was transported to the hospital and fully recovered within a day. The youngster even made it down to Millersville’s game against Slippery Rock — in the pouring rain — two days later, where the team posed for a picture with him and presented him with a signed ball.
“We came there just for baseball,” Stone said, “and we ran into this family who needed our help. There’s a lot more to life than baseball.”
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Well played, Nick Saban.
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Yep, it’s going to be that kind of series.
I've seen emergency plane exit demonstrations by flight attendants that were more entertaining than that Bruins/Rangers first period.—
Adam Proteau (@Proteautype) May 17, 2013
Get back to work!