Detroit Tigers

Brandon Inge Hits Homer For Heart Transplant Patient

SEATTLE - APRIL 19:  Brandon Inge #15 of the Detroit Tigers bats against the Seattle Mariners during the game on April 19, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
IvanCorrespondent IJune 24, 2009

It's hard to come by great stories lately. All you ever see on the news anymore is bad news. What the hell is that? People already have it bad enough and you tell them that a bus full of infants just blew up in Nepal? Yeah, that's great. Good job. That makes me real happy.

But this isn't a depressing story. It's probably the greatest I've heard in awhile. It's about Detroit Tigers 3rd Baseman Brandon Inge and a young heart transplant patient he just recently visited.

This story is amazing, and I though it would be great to share with the community.

Inge went to visit eight year old Tommy Schumaker who was a fan of his. Well, Tommy was in the middle of a heart transplant. Inge talked to his parents and they told him that he could come back when he was done recovering. 

Yesterday Inge went back to visit little Timmy yesterday. He was quoted as saying: "He wanted my autograph and I asked for his. It's something isn't it?"

What's that something? Well last night the Tigers were down 2 - 1 and Inge was up to bat against Carlos Zambrano. Inge said: "I looked down at my arm an saw his autograph. I thought to myself alright."

Inge bombs a home run to left field to give the Tigers a 3 - 2 lead over the Cubs in the 7th inning. The Tigers won the game 5 - 4.

Tommy is said to be recovering very well.

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