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Line Drive

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 9: Jesse Chavez #60 of the Oakland Athletics delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on April 9, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A’s Pitcher Jesse Chavez Keeps Head – Barely – On Line Drive

In case you missed it Tuesday night, A’s pitche Jesse Chavez needed every ounce of his athleticism and instincts to avoid serious injury on the mound.

05/07/2014

Pitcher J.A. Happ #48 of the Toronto Blue Jays lies on the mound after he was hit by a line drive from the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Tropicana Field on May 7, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Another Line Drive Shot To Pitcher’s Head

It’s happened again in baseball: a pitcher hit in the head by a line drive, crumpling on the mound as the stadium goes silent.

05/08/2013

Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics is taken out of the game by trainer Nick Paparesta (R) and manager Bob Melvin (2nd L) after McCarthy was hit in the head with a line drive off the bat of Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum on September 5, 2012. Cliff Pennington #2 and Derek Norris #36 look on. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Pitcher McCarthy Released From Hospital After Skull Fracture

Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy was released from a Bay Area hospital on Tuesday, less than a week after getting hit in the head by a line drive and undergoing surgery.

09/11/2012

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