That's where the rest of the Indians, led by stud Justin Masterson, stepped in:
Read the whole story on Yahoo (via WFNY), and read and watch Hannahan talk about it on MLB (and see the other video on the page where the Tribe announcers tell over some more information as well). Such a classy story and team.
But then Masterson came over and asked what was happening. He had a thought, and wasn't taking no for an answer.Walters recounted the conversation:"Book it," Masterson told Hannahan."I can't. It costs too much," Hannahan replied."Book it!" Masterson said.Then Masterson passed a hat around the clubhouse. Teammates immediately contributed $35,000.Hannahan took the private plane, arrived in Cleveland about 3 a.m. and reconnected with his wife just 15 minutes before John Joseph Hannahan V was born. Though he weighed just 2 pounds, 11 ounces at birth and hasn't come home from the NICU yet, baby reportedly is doing fine. As are mom and dad.