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Sep 30th, 2004, 03:55 PM
Cleveland pitcher Kyle Denney shot in calf while riding on team bus
September 30, 2004

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Cleveland Indians (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/cle/) pitcher was shot in the right calf when a bullet pierced the team's bus and grazed another player late Wednesday night.

Team trainers were able to remove the bullet from the calf of Kyle Denney (http://bigleaguers.yahoo.com/mlbpa/players/7432/), who was expected to spend the night in the hospital but was not seriously hurt, club spokesman Bart Swain said.

The rest of the team was unharmed. The shooting occurred as the team rode to Kansas City International Airport after a game with the Kansas City Royals (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/kan/).

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``It went through his pants and then hit Denney,'' Swain said. ``At first, there was a little bit of panic. Once we realized Kyle was OK, fears were subsided.''

Police spokesman Darin Snapp said there were no suspects and it wasn't known if the team's bus was the intended target. Telephone messages left for the Royals were not immediately returned.

The Indians arrived safely at the airport and boarded a plane bound for Minneapolis early Thursday.

Denney, who started Wednesday night's 5-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium, was expected to rejoin the Indians on Thursday in Minnesota, where Cleveland begins its final series of the season Friday. After getting called up from Triple-A Buffalo on Sept. 14, the 27-year-old Denney is 1-2 with a 9.56 ERA in four starts with Cleveland. He beat Kansas City 8-3 on Sept. 19 for his first major league win.

Sally Struthers
Sep 30th, 2004, 04:18 PM
Wow! I'm glad he was ok. I have had similar things happen to my bus but that was somewhere in Africa. We relief workers were the targets of the rebels who wanted to choke the supply lines to the people of a little village. Well the threat of having your bus targeted by a shoulder mounted rocket launcher was not about to deter Sally. The children needed me so we bobbed and weaved through the firefight and eventually reached the village. I was grazed by a stray bullet. If I had to do it all over again I would. That's how much I care.

Sep 30th, 2004, 04:36 PM
is he cute?