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J.R.. Richard
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J.R.. Richard

1980

During a workout at the Astrodome, Houston hurler J.R.. Richard (pictured here with Nolan Ryan) suffers a stroke attempting to throw for the first time since being hospitalized for tests. Emergency surgery is performed to remove a blood clot behind his right collarbone, but the fireballer will never pitch in the major leagues again.

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