MacCarthy and Greathouse: Leg Injuries in California and Kansas City
Submitted by Steve MacCarthy and Terry Greathouse
MacCarthy Snaps Femur in California
My name is Steve MacCarthy and have been playing in the Redwood Empire Baseball League in California since 2000 and am still playing. In 1994 I was playing for the Novato Knicks, which is a Semi-Pro baseball team also in Northern California,
and we were hosting a 4th of July tournament. I was playing catcher in the championship
game and it was the second or third inning with a runner at second base when
the batter hit a ball to center field. The runner rounded third and the throw
was a one hop right on the money.
I was blocking the plate and right before I received the
ball I leaned into the runner as he was diving head first and he snapped my left
femur right above my knee. Needless to
say that was the only run they scored with the final being 9 to 1. The
manager and some of the guys came to the hospital after the doctor
installed a metal rod and 12 screws in my leg to give me the trophy. The
trophy had a batter and catcher on top of it but a nurse knocked the trophy off
the table and the catcher broke off. Well I still have the hardware in my leg
and still catch to this day, so Buster Posey has nothing on me!
Greathouse Comes All the Way Back in Kansas City
Hello, my name is Terry Greathouse. I play in the Kansas City MSBL for
the KC Padres. Last season on April 29th (opening day) I tore my ACL and MCL.
It happened in the bottom of the first inning of our very first game. I had ACLreplacement surgery on the 25th of June. Thanks to the Kansas City Royals winning the World Series in 2015 our playoffs didn't get underway until the end
of October, so I was able to make it back for the post season. It's doing very
well this season. I am able to play without a brace.