Miguel Cabrera's Face and the 5 Most Bloodied Injuries in Baseball History
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Baseball is not a sport that often leads to players having injuries that cause them to bleed a lot. However, they do occur on rare occasions.
Many of the players that are on this list were hit in the face by baseballs. Others suffered their injuries in the middle of great performances.
All of the players eventually recovered from their injuries, but some missed a significant amount of time as a result of them.
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This is, without a doubt, the most famous bloody injury in baseball. Curt Schilling managed to pitch well enough to lead the Boston Red Sox to a victory in Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS after he had suffered an ankle injury in a previous game.
As a result of the sutures in his ankle, it started to bleed. The "bloody sock" has gone down in both Red Sox and baseball lore. One of Schilling's bloody socks in now in Cooperstown.
During spring training, players are supposed to be getting ready for the year. In 2012, Miguel Cabrera suffered an injury that may cause his season to begin a bit late.
Cabrera took a hard-hit grounder by Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Hunter Pence off of his face, and the injury left him bloodied. He suffered a fracture right below his eye as a result of the incident.
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In a game versus the New York Mets in 2006, Aaron Rowand made the best catch of his career. He was focused on chasing the ball and he ended up running into the fence at Citizens Bank Park.
Rowand held on to the ball even after the hard impact with the wall. As a result of the catch, Rowand suffered a number of lacerations on his face, as well as a broken nose.
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Tony Conigliaro appeared to be on his way to an outstanding career with the Boston Red Sox. He hit 24 home runs during his rookie season in 1964 and he was selected to an the All-Star Game when he was just 22 years old in 1965.
Conigliaro's career was almost ended during the 1967 season. A pitch from California Angels pitcher Jack Hamilton hit Conigliaro in the face and left him with multiple injuries. Conigliaro was bleeding, but that was the least of his concerns. He suffered severe damage to his left retina, and it was an injury that would eventually end his career.
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Most people do not remember Bryce Florie's career, but those that do remember him likely do so for one reason. He suffered a gruesome injury in 2000.
While on the mound for the Boston Red Sox, Florie was hit in the face by a line drive off of the bat of the New York Yankees' Ryan Thompson. Florie suffered two fractures and had retina damage.