September 01, 2008

A September call-up deserving of a hand: 29-year-old Koyie Hill is in the bigs and back behind the plate this fall for the Chicago Cubs. Unremarkable -- except Hill cut off three fingers and a thumb with a table saw less than a year ago.

posted by wfrazerjr to baseball at 10:12 PM - 8 comments

Take that Kurt Warner!

posted by BoKnows at 10:19 PM on September 01, 2008

Mordecai Brown, is that you?

posted by NoMich at 10:27 PM on September 01, 2008

Great story and remarkable comeback.

posted by BornIcon at 07:16 AM on September 02, 2008

Wow! Most catchers wind up with a set of messed up fingers on their throwing hand anyway, so Hill is just a little bit ahead of the game. It sounds like he will do just fine in baseball, and more importantly in his life.

posted by Howard_T at 09:40 AM on September 02, 2008

Awesome story. Congrats to Hill.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:03 PM on September 02, 2008

This is the sort of story that makes SportsFilter worthwhile. Awesome find, wfraze, thank you.

posted by tommybiden at 01:20 PM on September 02, 2008

Bo, are you saying Kurt Warner has no thumbs?!? Because ...

... we already knew that.

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:53 PM on September 02, 2008

I'm saying that any player who goes on the DL with a finger injury should know the story of Mr. Hill. If he can recover from his injury and be completely rehabbed enough to play within a year, it seems to make Warner's lingering finger injuries look like nuttin'. (This is 1999-2002 Kurt Warner I'm speaking of, not the present day version.) Then again, I'm sitting at my computer complaining about an NFL season of 6+ years ago, so what do I know.

But in regards to the article, thanks fraze, it was a goodie.

posted by BoKnows at 04:12 PM on September 02, 2008

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