MLB base runner got plunked in the neck with a throw and had to leave the game Cork Gaines via Twitter

If they tried to do this again, my guess is they never could.

In a bizarre occurrence of timing, karma, or just simple bad luck, Travis Shaw, the third baseman for the Milwaukee Brewers, was hit in the neck with a throw while trying to steal second base. Check it out:

The Brewers were playing the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday when Shaw headed for second. Rays catcher Jose Sucre uncorked a throw that hit Shaw right in the neck. Shaw was on the ground for a few seconds but walked off the field under his own power.

After the game, Shaw said he was sore, but OK. He suffered a bruised neck, according to ESPN, and is day-to-day after concussion tests cleared him to play.

Ray Marcano About the author:
Ray grew up in the Bronx, New York, so no surprise --- he's a lifelong New York Yankee fan. He's suffered through the last 40 years of bad New York hoops (he's a Knicks fan) and gets occasional giggles from the Rangers (NHL finals last year!).  In addition to his ...Read more
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