With a 20 year career, Tom Glavin was one of Major League Baseball’s most talented left-handed pitchers. Glavin’s career accolades include 10 All-Star appearances, 4 Silver Slugger awards and a World Series MVP in 1995.
On this day, August 10th, in 2004, Mets pitcher Tom Glavin was in a non-fatal accident while riding in a cab in New York. The accident resulted in over 40 stitches to a cut on Glavin’s chin, as well as the loss of the pitcher’s front teeth. Luckily, Glavin did not experience in life-threatening injuries.
In an interview, Glavin explained the loss of his front teeth as “heartbreaking.” Glavin explained that the injury was especially unfortunate, because he had protected his teeth for the extent of his violent hockey career in the 1980s.