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Worst injuries in baseball history
« on: August 30, 2007, 07:22:01 PM »
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?
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Re: Worst injuries in baseball history
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2007, 07:22:49 PM »
Robin Ventura fucked up his ankle pretty badly once upon a time.


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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2007, 07:31:13 PM »
Ventura's pride when Mr. Ryan pummeled him.

Jason Kendall almost losing his foot after stepping wring on first base in 1999.
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2007, 07:31:26 PM »
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.



Sorry piotr, posted at the same time.

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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2007, 07:32:47 PM »
Kendall and Ventura are 1 and 1A.

What about the dude from the Devil Rays whose arm broke twice (once in his comeback attempt)?

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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2007, 07:33:28 PM »
Kendall and Ventura are 1 and 1A.

What about the dude from the Devil Rays whose arm broke twice (once in his comeback attempt)?

Tony Saunders.

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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2007, 07:35:17 PM »
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.



Sorry piotr, posted at the same time.

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.
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Re: Worst injuries in baseball history
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2007, 07:49:37 PM »
Moises Alou's leg went the wrong way that one time. That was pretty sick.
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Re: Worst injuries in baseball history
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2007, 08:07:13 PM »
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.



Sorry piotr, posted at the same time.
Ventura and Kendall are the two I remember vividly.  Grusome. 
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Re: Worst injuries in baseball history
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2007, 08:11:49 PM »
Steve Yeager catching pieces of a bat in the esophagus while standing in the hitter's circle ..
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Re: Worst injuries in baseball history
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2007, 08:15:22 PM »
Dravecky's arm busting mid-pitch is up there, if only for the freakish nature.
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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2007, 08:15:44 PM »
Dravecky's arm busting mid-pitch is up there, if only for the freakish nature.

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

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Re: Worst injuries in baseball history
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2007, 08:17:32 PM »
Dickie Thon stopping a Mike Torres fastball with his eye socket back in '84 comes to mind.
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Re: Worst injuries in baseball history
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2007, 08:20:13 PM »
Vince Coleman's injury was freakish and couldn't come at a worse time ...

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« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2007, 08:22:39 PM »
Vince Coleman's injury was freakish and couldn't come at a worse time ...

Him and Bonilla's card games were dangerous.

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Re: Worst injuries in baseball history
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2007, 08:30:27 PM »
Tom Browning threw his arm out of the socket on a pitch in 1994. I'll never forget that.
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« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2007, 09:05:20 PM »
Vince Coleman's injury was freakish and couldn't come at a worse time ...
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Re: Worst injuries in baseball history
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2007, 10:08:09 PM »
I thought Griffey's wrist crunching in the Kingdome was pretty bad, too. The sound echoed, and you knew it was bad right away.
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« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2007, 10:08:45 PM »
Vince Coleman's injury was freakish and couldn't come at a worse time ...
A reason to ban tarps on the field. 

A 20-year-old reason ...

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Re: Worst injuries in baseball history
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2007, 10:39:55 PM »
Two that haven't been mentioned yet..

- Mickey Mantle blowing out his knee when a cleat gets caught on a sprinkler head at Yankee Stadium

- Juan Marchial hitting Johnny Roseboro over the head with his bat


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Re: Worst injuries in baseball history
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2007, 12:00:25 AM »
I was at the game in St. Pete when Saunders blew out his arm the first time. Since that place is NEVER full of fans you could hear the snap down the third-base line.

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Re: Worst injuries in baseball history
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2007, 12:21:33 AM »
Saunders was going to get my vote, but, well, I was too damn late.

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Re: Worst injuries in baseball history
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2007, 02:26:56 AM »
Probably not the best day in Geoff Jenkins' life:



More here: http://www.manlyweb.com/sports/injuries/baseball/geoff-jenkins-ankle-injury.htm

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Re: Worst injuries in baseball history
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2007, 02:29:01 AM »
Also, all sorts of gruesome injuries here: http://www.manlyweb.com/sports/injuries/

I'm both relieved and disappointed the weightlifting injuries link isn't active.
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Re: Worst injuries in baseball history
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2007, 02:34:58 AM »
Steve Yeager catching pieces of a bat in the esophagus while standing in the hitter's circle ..

i remember it being one end of a bat ... not just pieces.