Padres Prospect Beamer Weems Knows Firsthand What A 95 MPH Fastball To The Face Feels Like

San Diego Padres prospect Beamer Weems lived through what every baseball player fears. On July 5th Tulsa Drillers pitcher Dustin Molleken had a 95 MPH fastball get away from him, and it ended up drilling Weems square in the face. In a split second the San Antonio Missions shortstop’s future hung in the balance. The impact resulted in two hours of surgery, 29 screws, and seven plates to repair broken bones in his eye socket, nasal cavity, cheekbone, and jaw. In the story Weems talks about the ordeal, describes what he felt at the moment of impact, his thankfulness for the full recovery that is expected, and looking forward to getting back on the field in 2012. It’s a great read.

Weems’ unflinching resolve to play ball

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