Danny Farquhar is an absolute miracle.
Nine months ago, the right-handed pitcher suffered a brain hemorrhage in the middle of a game against the Houston Astros. He had just throw 2/3 of an inning before coming into the dugout and complaining of a headache. Moments later, he started puking and passed out in the dugout, almost looking lifeless.
Trainers and medical stuff rushed him to the hospital where he went into surgery immediately. In an interview with the NY Post, Kathy Weber, a doctor at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, said 40 percent of people with Farquhar’s injury die and 60 percent have some type of neurological issue.
But not Danny Farquhar, because Danny Farquhar is an absolute legend. On Monday, just nine months after under-going brain surgery, Farquhar signed a minor-league deal with the New York Yankees.
Farquhar was cleared by his doctor to return to baseball in May but told him to sit out the rest of the 2018 season. That didn’t stop him from delivering the ceremonial first pitch at a White Sox game.
It’s not clear if Farquhar will crack the Yankees major league roster, but the fact that he’s back in baseball is a miracle in itself.
Over his 7-year career, he’s compiled a 3.93 ERA, throwing just over 272 innings in 253 games. He’s also struck out 309 batters in his career.