On March 24, 1952 — 1952 – During spring training, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Slaybaugh is hit in the left eye with a line drive and subsequently loses the eye. The young pitcher will return to the mound in 1953 and again in 1954 before he retires from professional baseball.

Sources –
Baseball Reference March 24
SABR Games Project
National Pastime March 24
Retro Sheet
Replay The Game

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