8. Some Toe-Curling Action

Year: 1967
Athlete: Denny McLain
Sport: Baseball
Injury: Dislocated his toes after stubbing them while getting up from watching TV.
In baseball, there's no time when your team needs you more than during a pennant race. In September of 1967 that's exactly when McLain's freak injury supposedly went down. The pitcher claims his foot fell asleep while watching TV and that he stubbed his toes while getting up after hearing raccoons rattling his garbage cans. The injury caused him to miss two weeks worth of games. Needless to say his teammates did not believe his ridiculous story.