On July 16, 1980, the Houston Astros place pitcher J.R. Richard on the disabled list amidst rumors that he is malingering and feigning an arm injury. Two weeks later, Richard will suffer a devastating stroke, curtailing his promising career.
Eddie Waitkus of the Philadelphia Phillies is shot with a .22-caliber rifle by an obsessed 19-year-old fan
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