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Worst injuries in baseball history

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Joe Williams, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Stuff about Conigliaro recently (40th anniversary stories) made me wonder what the worst baseball injuries have been.

    Obviously, Ray Chapman got beaned and killed, so that's No. 1. But after that?

    Dave Dravecky's arm breaking on a pitch?
    Herb Score?
    Tony C?
    Ray Fosse getting plowed over by Rose?
    Bobby Valentine, spikes caught in fence?
    Welcome your thoughts.
     
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Robin Ventura fucked up his ankle pretty badly once upon a time.
     
  3. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Ventura's pride when Mr. Ryan pummeled him.

    Jason Kendall almost losing his foot after stepping wring on first base in 1999.
     
  4. Don't forget Jason Kendall's broken leg. This isn;t the best photo of the injury, I remember on where he was sitting on the ground holding his bent ankle straight out, but it'l do.

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    Sorry piotr, posted at the same time.
     
  5. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Kendall and Ventura are 1 and 1A.

    What about the dude from the Devil Rays whose arm broke twice (once in his comeback attempt)?
     
  6. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Tony Saunders.
     
  7. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Looked for the video on youtube, can't find it. Have it on tape from that day's SportsCenter.

    As I recall, his foot was hanging on literally just by the skin on the inside, or at least that's what it looked like. Crazy that he is still playing.
     
  8. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Moises Alou's leg went the wrong way that one time. That was pretty sick.
     
  9. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Ventura and Kendall are the two I remember vividly. Grusome.
     
  10. Steve Yeager catching pieces of a bat in the esophagus while standing in the hitter's circle ..
     
  11. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Dravecky's arm busting mid-pitch is up there, if only for the freakish nature.
     
  12. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Wasn't totally freakish; everyone knew his bones were weakened from the cancer treatment.
     

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