We seemingly cannot have a baseball season without a player or two missing time due to some bizarre injury. Let us look at the ten most peculiar injuries in MLB history.
Few things go together quite like a beer and a baseball game. Who doesn’t enjoy turning on the television and watching some baseball while enjoying a pint or six? Well, if one happens to be a baseball player, that mix can be dangerous.
That proved to be the case with Texas Rangers hurler Jake Diekman, who had been placed on the disabled list with a cut on his left index finger. This seemed normal enough, until it was discovered that Diekman injured the digit by cutting it on a piece of glass from a souvenir beer mug he bought from Cheers in Boston (yes, the setting of the television show). Don’t drink and baseball, I suppose.
This injury got me thinking – what other truly bizarre injuries have occurred in the history of the MLB? As it turns out, there have been quite a few freak injuries and bizarre missteps in the history of Major League Baseball, running the gamut from sheer stupidity to those that leave one scratching their head in confusion. Baseball players, it seems, are truly a danger to themselves both on and off the field.
So, in honor of Diekman’s odd injury, let us take a trip down memory lane and look at the ten most bizarre injuries in MLB history.
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