Astros relief pitcher Russ Springer went on the disabled list last week with a strained back, which he suffered when he sneezed violently. Inspired by Springer's misfortune, we present a list of 10 other bizarre baseball injuries.
1. Dave Rozema, lacerated buttocks, 1982
Tigers righty missed a start after teammate Kirk Gibson pulled a stool out from under him while he had a glass bottle of cough syrup in his back pocket.
2. George Brett, broken toe, 1983
Royals third baseman spent three weeks on DL after he stubbed left baby toe while rushing from his laundry room to see Cub Bill Buckner bat on TV.
3. Vince Coleman, chipped knee bone, 1985
Cardinals speedster was knocked out of the World Series when a Busch Stadium mechanical tarpaulin roller moving 0.5 mph ran over his left leg.
4. Kevin Mitchell, damaged tooth, 1990
Giants outfielder missed the start of spring training after undergoing emergency dental surgery to repair a tooth injured by a microwaved chocolate doughnut.
5. Glenallen Hill, bruised knee and toes, 1990