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Dustin Fowler and Moonlight Graham have something in common

In case you weren’t watching — because Thursday’s game started at 11:00pm — Dustin Fowler ruptured his right patella tendon in the bottom of the first inning running into the wall going for a ball down the right field line. He was one spot away from his first major league at-bat. Watching him sit on the warning track dirt waiting for the medical cart was one of the saddest and most twisted things I’ve ever seen watching baseball.

As if that wasn’t enough, I did a little digging on Moonlight Graham. Most people know Graham from Field of Dreams, but he was actually a real person. Turns out he played in his one and only major league game on June 29, 1905 for the New York Giants. He was a right field defensive replacement in the 8th inning but never got a chance to bat, ending up just one spot away. He was sent down the next day and never made it back to the bigs.

Obviously, Fowler’s situation is different because it involved a season-ending injury, and should be back healthy next year, but it’s still super spooky.

When it rains it pours for the Yankees, and right now it’s a friggin typhoon.


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