On June 28, 1973, Chicago White Sox star Dick Allen breaks his leg in a collision with Mike Epstein of the California Angels. Allen, the American League’s MVP the previous season. The Chicago slugger, hitting .310 with 16 homers at the time, will come to bat only five more times for the Sox during the balance of the season.
His team, only one game out of first place, will finished the campaign 17 games behind Oakland, the AL West Division winners.


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