On November 9, 2009 — 2009 – Norge Vera, one of the top pitchers in Cuba, is seriously injured while trying to break up a fight in Santiago de Cuba. He is struck in the face by a blunt object, suffering multiple fractures and undergoes reconstructive surgery, putting his career in jeopardy. He will return to action in just a couple of months, though. Vera won gold for the Cuban national team at the 2004 Olympics and was a starting pitcher in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

 


Subscribe to This Day In Baseball

Get our latest Posts in your in box


This Day In Baseball on Patreon
Own this Day and Be Part of Baseball History


Sources:
Baseball Reference November 9
National Pastime November 9
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project