June 17, 2000 Marlins 4, Pirates 3
Home was no safe haven in Pittsburgh last Saturday. In the eighth inning the Pirates' Wil Cordero fouled a ball into plate umpire Greg Bonin's mask, just in front of his chin. Bonin keeled over and lay motionless for several minutes before he was removed from the diamond on a stretcher and hospitalized with a concussion. An inning later, with Florida ahead 3-2, Pittsburgh's John Vander Wal, trying to score from first on a double, plowed into catcher Mike Redmond just as the relay arrived at the plate. The collision sent Redmond and the ball flying—and the game into extra innings. Redmond, who suffered a sprained right knee, was also carried off on a stretcher.
The game was won on another painful play at the plate. With the bases loaded in the top of the 11th, Florida's Alex Gonzalez drove in the winning run when he was clipped by Rich Loiselle's 0-1 pitch.