On February 27, 1989, Washington State first baseman John Olerud undergoes surgery to remove an aneurysm from his brain. Olerud had collapsed on January 11 after a workout. As a result of the aneurysm, Olerud will wear a helmet at all times while on the playing field. Olerud will go on to enjoy a successful 17-season major league career with the Blue Jays, Mets, Mariners, Yankees and Red Sox, winning a batting title in 1993 and two All-Star berths.

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