A History of Baseball Players Struck in the Head

After three players - David Wright, Ian Kinsler and Hiroki Kuroda - were hit in the head by a pitch or line drive, we look back on the most frightening incidents of players being struck in the head. Full Story
Carlos

Bloomington, IN

#1 Aug 17, 2009
Its good they implemented helmets into the game. Seems painful to even get hit by a pitch anywhere in the body. Amazing how many players managed to take hard hits and still manage to play.
Roy of Sealand

New York, NY

#2 Aug 18, 2009
It's amazing that a pitcher has yet to be killed. Watching what happened to Martinez and Kuroda this year makes me think that it's only a matter of time.

“Lost college graduate”

Since: Jun 09

Portland

#3 Aug 18, 2009
Carlos wrote:
Its good they implemented helmets into the game. Seems painful to even get hit by a pitch anywhere in the body. Amazing how many players managed to take hard hits and still manage to play.
Yeah, but I don't know how to understand how a piece of plastic could protect a baseball traveling 95 mphs straight at your head. These are survivor stories in my book.
Anita

New York, NY

#4 Aug 18, 2009
cutglassnews wrote:
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Yeah, but I don't know how to understand how a piece of plastic could protect a baseball traveling 95 mphs straight at your head. These are survivor stories in my book.
Definitely survivor stories... however, it's better than the decades and decades of no helmets during the earlier days of baseball...
Miyamoto

Bloomington, IN

#5 Aug 18, 2009
Hope David Wright will be okay. The Mets need him.
T-smooth

Lynbrook, NY

#6 Aug 19, 2009
Don Zimmer David Wright Ray Chapman are all perfect examples of why players should get the new protective helmet
glorious

New York, NY

#7 Aug 20, 2009
Was pretty terrifying to see Bryce Florie get hit. There was blood everywhere.

I got hit hard in the face while trying to field an erratically bouncing ground ball in Little League. Definitely contributed to my fear of the ball, and ultimate withdrawal from the sport.
jared

United States

#8 Feb 22, 2011
Thanks for sharing this with me. Iy really chaged my life.
jared

United States

#9 Feb 22, 2011
It was suppose to say it not iy.

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