Earlier this week, Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ was hit in the side of the head by a scorching line drive. Both the sight and the sound of the impact gave chills to anyone who watched it, and the blow landed the 30-year-old Happ in the hospital and then the disabled list with a fractured skull.
Of course, this was hardly the first terrifying injury in MLB history. Such incidents may be relatively rare, but they happen. And today we’re going to take a look at some of the most notable cases of all time—many of which ended up a lot worse than the situation with J.A. Happ.
Take a look.