Wooster High School bat boy gets special treatment at Tribe game

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CLEVELAND – Wooster High School varsity baseball bat boy Joey McGhee got special treatment at Saturday’s Indians game against the Detroit Tigers.

In April, Fox 8 News reported on Joey’s big hit when his coach put him in for a game. The avid sports fan, who has Down syndrome, wowed the crowd.

The Indians were so moved by Joey’s story that the team offered to treat Joey and his family to a game of his choosing.

Photo: McGhee family

Joey chose Saturday to celebrate his birthday, and he visited the ballpark with his parents, siblings and a friend.

He even had a chance to meet Tribe players Michael Brantley and Jason Kipnis before the game.

“Joey’s 18th birthday was made extra special by the kindness Michael Brantley, Jason Kipnis and Brandon Guyer showed him,” said Joey’s father, Paul McGhee, thanking the Indians organization. “He is so excited to show off his new batting gloves and share the events of the evening with all friends.”