On January 28, 1958, Brooklyn Dodgers star Roy Campanella is paralyzed after suffering a broken neck and a damaged spinal chord in an early morning car accident. Campanella suffers permanent paralysis of his legs, ending his career. In 10 seasons with the Dodgers, Campy hit 242 home runs and was named to five All-Star teams. Campanella also starred in the Negro leagues.
Eddie Waitkus of the Philadelphia Phillies is shot with a .22-caliber rifle by an obsessed 19-year-old fan
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