Remember the time this former baseball player took a fastball to the face, spit out blood and walked away like it was nothing

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Do they still give out "Tough man" awards anymore? Because Mike Matheny should win it every year.

Back in 1998, Matheny took a fast ball to the mouth that would've knocked most people's lower jaw clean off. Not Matheny, though.

Nope, all that happened to him was a maybe a few broken teeth, some gushing blood and a pitcher that probably feared for his job after his victim walked away rather cleanly.

It's a good thing baseball players make a crap ton of money. Those dental bills had to be even more hard to swallow than that knuckle ball sandwich he just had for dinner.

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