On February 22, 1992 — Boston Red Sox 1B Carlos Quintana breaks his left arm and right toe in an automobile accident in Caracas, Venezuela. He was rushing his two brothers to a hospital after they were shot at a party. The injury is caused Quintana to miss the entire 1992 season.

Quintana returned to the Red Sox for the 1993 season but was still feeling the effects of the accident, including loss of feeling in his left thumb. He lost the starting first base position to Mo Vaughn and at the end of the season he announced his retirement from MLB baseball, but spent more than a season in Venezuelan League and played the 1994 season for the Buffalo Bisons, then a Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1998 he played in Italy for Bbc Grosseto and hit four HR in a game against BC Modena.

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