Don Baylor Breaks Leg Catching Ceremonial First Pitch

Don Baylor Breaks Leg Catching Ceremonial First Pitch

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Former 1979 AL MVP and current Angels hitting coach Don Baylor suffered a fractured right femur while catching the first ceremonial first pitch of the season.

Former Angels great Vladimir Guerrero threw the ball towards dirt which caused Baylor’s leg to twist in a gruesome manner. It took a few seconds, and assistance, for Baylor to get back to his feet.  He tried to take a step on his right leg but his body buckled and it was clear that something was seriously wrong.

The bizarre breaking of his leg was influenced by a type of cancer, called Multiple Myeloma, that Baylor was diagnosed with 11 years ago. Multiple Myeloma creates soften spots in your bones and makes one susceptible to breaks.

Fucking cancer.

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