October 14, 1862

On October 14, 1862, Brooklyn baseball player James Creighton did something that has not been repeated since. While playing against the Morrisania team he swung viciously at a pitch and hit a homerun. Because of how hard he swung, he ruptured his abdominal wall and gave himself a hernia. He died four days later from internal bleeding. No other player has hit a homerun and died as a result of it.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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