This day in baseball: Chance is a pitcher’s target

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.

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Sporting News


2 Comments on “This day in baseball: Chance is a pitcher’s target”

  1. verdun2 says:

    Now there’s a case for batting helmets.
    v


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