On October 13, 1985 — St. Louis Cardinals routs the Los Angeles Dodgers, 12 – 2, to even the National League Championship Series. St. Louis, however, loses rookie sensation Vince Coleman to one of the more bizarre injuries in major league history. Coleman is stretching before the game when his left leg becomes caught in Busch Stadium’s automated tarpaulin as it unrolls across the infield, trapping, the freak accident, which traps his left leg for about thirty seconds, will end the season for the 23 year-old rookie.

 

 


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