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.
Detroit Tigers reliever John Hiller suffers chest pains that doctors will later diagnose as a heart attack
January 11, 1971
May 31, 1970
Milwaukee Brewers manager George Bamberger suffers a heart attack at the team’s spring training camp
March 6, 1980