Latest Sports Scores

Scoreboard

  • MLB
  • 7/27 12:05 PM EDT
    Mil
    Was
  • 7/27 12:10 PM EDT
    LAA
    Cle
  • 7/27 12:37 PM EDT
    Oak
    Tor
  • 7/27 7:05 PM EDT
    TB
    NYY
  • 7/27 7:10 PM EDT
    Cin
    Mia
  • 7/27 7:15 PM EDT
    Ari
    StL
  • 7/27 8:10 PM EDT
    ChC
    CWS
  • 7/27 9:10 PM EDT
    NYM
    SD

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

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.

RELATED: Here are some more crazy sports injuries:

3 PHOTOS
Worst sports injuries of 2013
See Gallery
Remember the time this former baseball player took a fastball to the face, spit out blood and walked away like it was nothing
Jason Heyward of the Atlanta Braves took a mean hit to the face during an August 21st game against the New York Mets(Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Iranian soccer star Ferydoon Zandi broke both legs in a Sept. 28th match (Photo credit should read KARIM JAAFAR/AFP/Getty Images)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

More from Rare:
California puts Hillary Clinton over the finish line, but all eyes are still on Bernie Sanders
Their relationship did involve serious drug use, but that's not all Bobby had to say about Whitney
Watch as Joey Feek's passion for life lives on now in her daughter, Indiana

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.