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True Baseball Injuries #1
True injuries suffered by pro players.
Michael Taylor cut the pinkie finger on his right hand in two spots trying to throw away a wad of gum.
On September 6, 1992, during pregame warmups, Mike Harkey attempted a cartwheel in the Wrigley Field outfield, severely damaging his knee.
Pitcher Kyle Farnsworth wrenched his knee kicking an electric fan.
Kyle Farnsworth's dog bit pitcher Donovan Osborne's hand as he tried to pet him.
Chicago Cub pitcher Ryan Dempster broke his toe jumping over the dugout railing.
Derrek Lee of the Chicago Cubs was eating before a game when the chair collapsed. Lee sustained a back injury.
Baltimore Orioles starter Brad Bergesen took part in a commercial for the team. He had to throw pitches during the filming and strained his shoulder. Bergesen was unable to participate fully in Spring Training that year.
Yankees pitcher Kevin Brown punched a wall (and broke his hand) in his frustration after a particularly bad outing.
Detroit Tigers pitcher Joel Zumaya strained his arm playing "Guitar Hero" and had to sit out three games.
Detroit Tigers third baseman Brandon Inge was trying to prop a pillow behind his son's head and strained a muscle, and ended up on the 15-day disabled list.
In April 2007, outfielder Alfonso Soriano was placed on the Cubs' 15-day disabled list after straining his right calf doing the "bunny hop" that he habitually performs while catching fly balls.
Padres outfielder Milton Bradley suffered a torn ACL while being restrained from going after an umpire during the 2007 season.
Moises Alou injured his knee by falling off a treadmill in 1999. After recovering and planning to play in 2000, Alou then re-injured his knee after running over his son.
Texas Rangers pitcher Charlie Hough was at a party at the start of the 1986 season. Hough and one of his teammates shook hands and continued by locking fingers and conducting a semi high-five, resulting in a broken finger for Hough.
Atlanta outfielder Ron Gant broke his right leg in a motorbike accident, just a week after signing the largest (at that time) single-season contract in history.
The Houston Astros' utility player Geoff Blum was placed on the 15-day disabled list because he injured his elbow putting on a shirt after a game.
Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki needed sixteen stitches in his right hand when his pounded his maple bat into the ground in frustration and it shattered.
Outfielder Chris Coghlan tore the meniscus in his knee as he attempted to shove a shaving cream pie in a teammate's face.
Pitcher Mat Latos held back a sneeze, causing a pain in his side that led to the 15-day disabled list.
Pitcher Steve Trout fell off an exercise bike.