Significant injuries in Boston sports history
On Aug. 18, 1967, the Red Sox were playing the Angels at Fenway Park. Conigliaro, batting against Jack Hamilton, was hit by a pitch on his left cheekbone, and was carried off the field on a stretcher. He sustained a broken cheekbone and severe damage to his left retina. A year and a half later, Conigliaro made a remarkable return, but he was forced to retire early in the 1975 season because his eyesight had been permanently damaged.