World Series Pitcher Survives Line Drive to the Head

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Detroit Tigers pitcher Doug Fister was hit square in the head with a line drive off the bat of San Francisco Giant Gregor Blanco in the second inning of Thursday night’s World Series matchup. He did not appear to be seriously injured, however, and continued pitching.

The GIF here, which comes to us via the sports blog The Big Lead, shows the scary play.

We don’t yet know how fast the ball was traveling, but similar drives have been clocked in the region of 130 miles per hour.

Have you ever seen a ball player continue with a major game after an accident like this? Let us know in the comments.

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