"That young man's name is George Halas," a sportswriter for the Chicago Tribune noted. However, Halas' major-league debut was postponed due to a hip injury sustained during a spring training game. Due to his injuries, he only managed two hits in 22 plate appearances once the season began. The Cubs released him after one month of play.
Halas was born on January 4, 1894 in Poplar Grove, Illinois. He was a pitcher and first baseman in high school before becoming an outfielder and third baseman in college. After graduating from Notre Dame, he played in 1914 with the Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Braves organizations. In 1915, he joined the United States Army for World War I and served until 1919 when he returned to baseball as a manager. From 1920 to 1942, he led the Chicago Bears/Bears to five NFL championships. He then moved on to guide the Chicago Cubs to seven NL pennants from 1945 to 1951. After retiring as a coach, he became a senior executive with the team.
Hal (ankle) will play against the Jets on Saturday. Hal was labeled as doubtful after sustaining an ankle injury against the Colts last week, but he is expected to play on Saturday. This week, the 26-year-old will likely serve as a rotating safety for the Texans.
In 2016, Andre Hal had 9 interceptions and 1,024 yards from scrimmage while playing all 16 games for the Texans. He's only been healthy this season for two games so far but has already notched 3 interceptions. If you recall, Hal had 9 interceptions in 2015 which was good for 2nd most in the league behind only Seattle's Richard Sherman who had 10. Hal also had 1,042 yards from scrimmage that year which also ranked 2nd behind only Kansas City's Tyreek Hill (1068). In 2014, Hal had 5 interceptions and 708 yards from scrimmage while playing 14 games for the Texans. He'll be 27 years old next month.
Andre Hal was drafted by Houston in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He's played both strong and free safety in his career with the team but this season he's been working at one safety spot. Hal started 13 games for the Texans in 2012 and recorded 91 tackles, 3 forced fumbles, and 1 sack. He spent most of 2013 on injured reserve with a hip injury and only appeared in four games before suffering another hip injury this past September.
Jorge Soler smashed his bat over his leg when he struck out for the third time that day in the seventh inning. After all, Hamels had more hits in the game (he doubled in the seventh) than Chicago did. The hit ended up being meaningless as well, since neither team scored during that inning.
This is something that happens quite often in baseball. A player will sometimes break a bat to put some extra juice into a pitch. It's not illegal but it can be dangerous if you are not careful. In this case, Jorge Soler apparently lost control of his emotions a little too much and threw his bat away in anger. He was given a base on balls after the throw and ended up getting kicked out of the game anyway. That's why they call it "breaking your bat."
Cole Hamels didn't want to give up another hit so he broke his bat on purpose. This is different from when a pitcher breaks his bat while trying to get rid of a wild pitch or a strikeout batter. When you do that, you are trying to find an excuse to get out of a jam. Here, Hamels wanted to show Chicago fans that he was mad at himself because he made a mistake with his batting order. Apparently, it worked! After hitting nothing but moonshots all game long, Soler got frustrated and threw his bat away.
He was hurt as he made a diving tag on Cardinals' Kolten Wong on a bunt attempt on September 4 in St. Louis, saving the Giants' 9-8 victory. On September 15, he was moved to the 60-day IL. His injury required surgery to repair a torn ACL and LCL in his left knee.
Watson had three hits in 21 at-bats before getting injured. He was hitting.455 (21 for 48) with runners in scoring position before being put on the disabled list.
Watson is expected to be ready for spring training next year.
He was drafted by San Francisco in the first round (29th overall) of the 2008 draft.
Tony Watson's career stats include 155 games played, 393 at-bats, 75 runs scored, 19 doubles, 5 triples, 10 home runs, 49 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. His batting average is.275 and his on-base percentage is.372.
He has a wOBA of.363 which means that if all batters were like Tony Watson then their teams would win 36.3% of the time. This number is low because of the nature of how he gets on base. However, this does show that even though he doesn't hit for much power, he makes up for it by getting people out.
Dravecky shattered his humerus bone on a fastball to Tim Raines in his second start back with the Giants. He shattered another bone during a team celebration after winning the NLCS, and it was determined that his cancer had returned. Tony Conigliaro Hit 9 of 40 Pitch Strikes in First Game Back from Injury!
Conigliaro suffered permanent nerve damage to his left hand when he struck out against Jim Palmer of the Baltimore Orioles on May 28, 1969. The injury forced him to leave baseball forever. He died at age 27 in 2011.
Conigliaro's batting average off pitchers was.500 in 1969. This means that he hit half of his pitches thrown by other players against them that year. In addition, he walked more times than he struck out (57 vs. 46). Although he had some big hits, most of the time he played golf instead of baseball in 1969 -- except when he came back from injury to hit.400 for one month straight. Then, he went back to playing golf again. But he did come back from the injury to hit well enough to lead the Red Sox to the World Series, where they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals.
In conclusion, Conigliaro was a good hitter who got injured a lot.