This day in baseball: Olerud’s surgery

After collapsing on January 11th following a workout, John Olerud underwent brain surgery for the removal of an aneurysm on February 27, 1989. Olerud, a left-handed first baseman at Washington State University, went on to be the Blue Jays’ third round pick in the June Amateur Draft.

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2 thoughts on “This day in baseball: Olerud’s surgery

  1. I remember him wearing a batting helmet even while playing first. Thought it strange until I heard about the surgery.
    Good player. Thanks for reminding me of him.
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