Kyle Schwarber broke someone’s windshield with a homer, then helped arrange its repair


Kyle Schwarber has some serious pop. Anyone who watched him hit last year for the Cubs knows that, because he launched 16 round-trippers on 273 plate appearances. Over a full season, that’s 35-40 homers.

Schwarber put that power back on display during batting practice on Wednesday. One of his homers happened to hit someone’s car windshield,’s Carrie Muskat reported. The car’s owner, Peter Gesler, posted a picture of his broken windshield on Instagram. He captioned it:

Our car is now famous. Kyle Schwarber ‘s home run in batting practice found our windshield. Everyone took pictures and laughed at the idiot who parked there. I did the same.

Kudos to Gesler for having a really good sense of humor about the situation. Windshields are expensive to replace.

Schwarber was thoughtful enough to seek assistance on Gesler’s behalf on Twitter, mentioning Safelite, a car glass and claims company based out of Columbus, Ohio. Safelite responded in the affirmative.