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Friday, May 27, 2011

A Review of the Bone Crushing 1986 Mike Scioscia/Chili Davis Collision

Yesterday’s post addressed some classic home plate collisions and Mike Scioscia was quoted talking about the 1986 collision with Chili Davis of the Giants.  Lo and behold, through the magic of my DVR, I found the play, ranked as the 23rd most violent collision in baseball on the MLB network.  They aren' t the clearest of images, but you can definitely see the crashing of bodies on the play.  You be the judge.  On the play in the 4th inning, Chili Davis separated his shoulder and left the game.  Scioscia finished the game and went on to go 1 for 3 with a walk in the Dodgers 3-2 victory.  What follows  the sequence of photos is video footage of the play.
Scioscia is about to apply the tag on Chili Davis as Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey looks on.

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