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    Was there a Dodger pitcher who broke his arm throwing from the mound. This would be in the '80's. His name is said to be Brian Dustin. True or false?

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    There hase never been a pitcher by that name. You may be thinking of Dave Dravecky of the Giants who broke his arm in a 1989 game after returning from cancer treatment for a tumor in his arm.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by KCGHOST
      There hase never been a pitcher by that name. You may be thinking of Dave Dravecky of the Giants who broke his arm in a 1989 game after returning from cancer treatment for a tumor in his arm.
      That was an awful moment. Anyone know what Dave's up to these days? Is he still cancer free?

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        tony saunders
        Saunders originally suffered what was described as a spiral break of the left humerus on May 26, 1999 against the Texas Rangers. The second break occurred just above the other on the 33rd pitch of a scheduled four-inning appearance for the Devil Rays' Class A St. Petersburg affiliate, and left Saunders sprawled on the mound in pain.

        tom browning and john smiley also broke their arms throwing
        Last edited by Brian McKenna; 02-19-2006, 01:00 PM.

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        • #5
          The guy's name was Tony Saunders, I believe.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Elvis9045
            That was an awful moment. Anyone know what Dave's up to these days? Is he still cancer free?
            Dravecky eventually had to have his arm amputated from the cancer.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Chisox73
              Dravecky eventually had to have his arm amputated from the cancer.
              Yes, I believe that happened very soon after the broken arm.

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              • #8
                Tony Saunders broke his arm pitching, then after healing and rehabilitaiton, broke it again while pitching in a minor league game. I did hear that last year he was trying to make a comeback, but he couldn't have gotten far because I've seen not one more word about him.

                I remember when Dravecky broke his arm, too. h Pretty awful.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by VTSoxFan
                  Tony Saunders broke his arm pitching, then after healing and rehabilitaiton, broke it again while pitching in a minor league game. I did hear that last year he was trying to make a comeback, but he couldn't have gotten far because I've seen not one more word about him.

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                  he was (is?) in the orioles system
                  Last edited by Brian McKenna; 02-20-2006, 07:54 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by VTSoxFan

                    I remember when Dravecky broke his arm, too. h Pretty awful.
                    during arthroscopic surgery on his pitching arm a tumor was discovered - surgery was performed, freezing the bone and half the deltoid muscle was removed - he made a comeback, winning his first start - the bone gave in the second start - it was mended but re-broke when someone fell on it during the victory celebration after the giants won the pennant in 1989

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bkmckenna
                      he was (is?) in the orioles system
                      He is listed as playing for the Bowie Baysox last year but he doesn't have any stats listed...He may still be in the Orioles system still, depends on how he did last year.
                      Last edited by efin98; 02-20-2006, 09:40 AM.
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                      • #12
                        dave dravecky found peace with his situation and shares his story.

                        he and his wife founded a ministry. they have also authored several inspirational books.

                        dave dravecky has co-authored a couple'a baseball books, as well.
                        "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Elvis9045
                          That was an awful moment. Anyone know what Dave's up to these days? Is he still cancer free?
                          Cancer free at the moment. He had to have his arm amputated, then he started his own Christian ministry, then a few years later (no joke here) got hit by a bus. Apparently he survived.

                          Just goes to show you: nothing good ever, ever comes from religion.

                          (yes, that last comment was probably inappropriate for the forum, and it's ok if a mod decides to delete it)
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                          • #14
                            Tony Saunders is the one that was featured on ESPN a few months back, right?
                            A lot of people say this honor validates my career, but I didn't work hard for validation. I didn't play the game right because I saw a reward at the end of the tunnel. I played it right because that's what you're supposed to do, play it right and with respect. If this validates anything, it's that learning how to bunt and hit and run and turning two is more important than knowing where to find the little red light at the dug out camera. - Ryne Sandberg

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                            • #15
                              Has anyone heard about that guy, i dont remember his name (he played for the cardinals i beleve) broke his leg while pitching, and then threw 2 more pitches and ended the inning b4 passing out from the pain right there on the mound?

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