On July 19, 1976 — 1976 – The Mets’ Dave Kingman tears ligaments in his thumb diving for a ball in a 4 – 2 loss to the Braves. Kingman, who already has 32 home runs for the season, will hit only five more after being sidelined for six weeks.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference July 19
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