CHICAGO (CBS) — A north suburban Northfield dad and his son traveled to Cleveland to watch Game 1 of the World Series, but the two ended up missing most of the game because they had to go to the hospital instead.
7-year-old Johnny Wallach was accidently elbowed in the head in the first inning, when an Indians fan got too excited.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Weekend Warmup
Johnny was taken from Progressive Field on a stretcher. The boy and his dad, David Wallach missed almost the entire game while in the E.R. Johnny suffered from a concussion.READ MORE: Northwestern Alums Create 'The Seeker,' A Highly Accurate Football Thrower They Call A Robotic QB
But, the night was not a total loss for Johnny, who was given a ball during the team’s batting practice.
Johnny and his dad are on their way back Wednesday to Chicago.MORE NEWS: Cariacature Artist, Substitute Teacher Says She Keeps Trying To Reach Illinois Unemployment Office -- Only To Have Calls Dropped
Despite the incident, Wallach told CBS 2 on Wednesday that Johnny said, “Dad, despite that man hurting me, I am glad we came.”