Over the course of a doubleheader in Cincinnati on May 30, 1904, Cubs first baseman Frank Chance was hit by a pitch five times. In the first game of the day, Chance even lost consciousness for a brief period when one erratic pitch hit him in the head.
2 thoughts on “This day in baseball: Chance is a pitcher’s target”
Now there’s a case for batting helmets.
Definitely! I’m impressed he had the guts to continue playing after the head shot.