View Full Version : Rick Helling impaled by a broken bat

05-28-2005, 10:24 AM
You think Prior's injury yesterday was ugly, look at this.

05-28-2005, 11:19 AM
I wonder if he's afraid of Holy water and Garlic too.

05-28-2005, 12:00 PM
Fortunately, Helling wasn't too seriously injured by the bat. It's fairly surprising that injuries like this don't occur more frequently.

Lip Man 1
05-28-2005, 01:03 PM
Actually it has happened before.

In the mid 70's (I want to say around 74-75) Dodgers catcher Steve Yeager was swinging his bat in the on deck circle at Dodger Stadium when his teammate's bat exploded hitting a pitch.

A piece of the barrell lodged in his throat and it was a sizable piece. That rushed him off the field into the trainer's room where they were able to remove it. Fortunately all he had to get were a number of stiches.


05-28-2005, 05:43 PM
Helling OK (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2070902)