On May 17, 1973, At Anaheim Stadium promising California Angels outfielder Bobby Valentine catches his spikes in the wall (chain link fence) and suffers compound fractures of his leg while trying to climb the wall in an effort to catch Dick Green home run during a 5 – 4 loss to the Oakland Athletics The injury will sideline Valentine for the rest of the season. The 23 year-old speedster, who had started the season hitting .400 in April but will never fully recover and eventually finishing his playing days as a utility player with the Padres, Mets, and Mariners. 

 

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