The Slow Death Of Phil Reccius From Baseball

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A sad footnote in the annals of baseball history is the passing of Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman in 1920 following being struck in the head with a pitch.

Although he remains the only major leaguer to have died as a result of a play on the field, there are unfortunately other professional players who have suffered similar fates.

This includes Phil Reccius, who succumbed in an insane asylum to his baseball injury in 1903—a full nine years after being struck by a ball during a game.

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Posted on January 10, 2016, in The Rest: Everything Baseball and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on The Slow Death Of Phil Reccius From Baseball.

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