Baby born at McKechnie Field, named McKechnie


The Pittsburgh Pirates are currently in spring training at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida.

Yesterday, at the Pirates’ “soft opening” event, local resident Latasha Renee Kirk — pregnant, but not due until April 1 — went into labor early.

As she was making her way back to the ballpark’s entrance to wait for an ambulance, she gave birth to a baby boy. Assisting in the delivery was Trevor Gooby, director of Florida operations for the Pirates.

What did Latasha decide to name the baby?

McKechnie, after the field.

(The field was named in honor of hall-of-fame Pirates manager Bill McKechnie, whose parents were immigrants from Scotland.)

Source: “The Gooby Samaritan.” Philadelphia Inquirer 1 Mar. 2012.

Image: Adapted from Baseballs 01 (7167016821) by Scott McLeod under CC BY 2.0.

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