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Baby Born During Third Inning Of San Diego Padres Game


This was a bigger deal than a foul ball.

A woman gave birth to a baby boy during the San Diego Padres game against the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park Thursday night.

"Born to be Wild" blasted over the speakers at the East Village ballpark as stadium officials announced that baby Levi was born during the third inning.

"We welcomed a baby boy to the world in Palm Court Plaza earlier this evening," Petco Park officials said via Twitter at 8:42 p.m. Thursday. "First baby to be born at Petco Park!"

A Tweet from the Padres said "Great crowd of 31,137 here tonight — of course that doesn't include the baby boy that was born @PetcoPark around the third inning."

The mother began having contractions around 4:30 p.m. but still headed to Petco Park for the 6:10 p.m. game, 10News reported. A nurse working at the ballpark delivered the baby in front of the Padres store.

Padres outfielder Travis Jankowski told NBC7 little Levi is now an honorary member of the team.