Angels hitting coach Don Baylor breaks his leg in freak accident

The Angels' season started with an unfortunate injury to their hitting coach

4/1/14 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Blog Photo - Angels hitting coach Don Baylor breaks his leg in freak accident

No one wants to get injured anytime, but especially not on Opening Day.

That's what happened for Angels hitting coach Don Baylor, who suffered a broken femur after a gruesome and unfortunate accident during the ceremonial first pitch.

Baylor was catching for recently retired Angels star Vladimir Guerrero, when his leg gave out while he tried to stab at a pitch that was a bit low and outside.

Guerrero tried to help Baylor to his feet, but it became quickly apparent that he wasn't going to be able to put any weight on that leg.

Baylor was taken to the hospital, where it was discovered that he had broken his femur.

Best wishes to Baylor, and here's hoping that he can make a speedy recovery.

Here's the video, for those of you who aren't squeamish:




Video via The Associated Press
Photo via LA Times
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4/1/14   |   Jess   |   34446 respect

This looked so bizarre. What a freak thing to happen.