Pirates executive delivers baby at ballpark

Trevor Gooby, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ director of Florida

operations, delivered a baby when a fan went into labor during an

event Tuesday night at McKechnie Field.

”We were waiting for the ambulance and she kept saying, `This

baby’s coming,”’ Gooby said. ”She gave one push, the baby came

out and I caught it. I did my best (outfielder Andrew) McCutchen

impersonation.”

The baby, a boy who was born five weeks early, will be named

McKechnie.

”He’ll get a free, lifetime membership in our kids club,”

Gooby said with a grin.

The Pirates will open the home exhibition schedule on Sunday at

McKechnie, vs. the Blue Jays.