Little league player overcomes setback, teaches big league lesson

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Mycah Effler dislocated his elbow in August at a playground.

The timing was bad for Effler, a little league baseball player in Sevierville.

He was unable to play baseball for six weeks.

When Effler learned that the Tennessee Smokies' mascot was going to be at his team's game on Monday, along with a public address announcer, he decided he would try to play, if cleared by a doctor.

Effler's parents got him looked at on Monday, and ultimately cleared to play.

He didn't just play, however; he went 3/3 at the plate and crushed his team's game-winning hit to the outfield fence.

"I just took two deep breaths and just got up there, got in my position and just swung and hit the ball."

That's a lesson many adults could learn from Mycah.

His team awarded him the game ball after the victory.