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Taking One for the Team (39 images)

Not known as being the most rough and tumble of sports, baseball nonetheless poses some risks for players, mostly in the form of a ball hurtling at 100 mph right at them. Whether they were actually taking one for the team, ensuring a man would be on base, or just couldn't get out of the way quickly enough, we salute those hit by a pitch.
Updated: April 28, 2016 at 12:28 PM
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Washington Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar (5) is hit by a Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) pitch in the second inning at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA on July 26, 2015. Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI
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