Posts Tagged Accidents and disasters

Jose Canseco accidentally shoots his left hand

In this March 17, 2005 file photo, former Oakland Athletic and Texas Ranger baseball player Jose Canseco testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, to examine the use of steroids in baseball. Canseco is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home Tuesday. Metro police Lt. Mark Reddon says officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former major league slugger Jose Canseco is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home.

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Moment of silence for Taveras before World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There was a moment of silence before Game 6 of the World Series to honor Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, who died in an automobile accident over the weekend in the Dominican Republic.

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Thousands attend Oscar Taveras’ Dominican burial

A photo St. Louis Cardinals outfielder, Oscar Taveras stands on top of the coffin containing his body during his funeral in Sosua, Dominican Republic, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Taveras died Sunday in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic. He was 22. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

SOSUA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Several St. Louis Cardinals were among thousands of people who crowded into a cemetery near the Dominican Republic’s north coast for Tuesday’s burial of former major league outfielder Oscar Taveras.

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Jeff Gordon’s driver’s ed teacher killed in crash

PITTSBORO, Ind. (AP) — A retired Indiana school principal who was NASCAR star Jeff Gordon’s driver’s education teacher was killed with his wife in a Tennessee crash while returning from watching Gordon race.

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Cardinals’ Oscar Taveras killed in car accident

FILE  - This May 31, 2014 file photo shows St. Louis Cardinals' Oscar Taveras smiling after the Cardinals' 2-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants in St. Louis. Authorities say, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, Taveras has died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, file)

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Monday he was stunned by the death of 22-year-old outfielder Oscar Taveras in a car accident and his players were struggling with deep anguish after losing a young teammate.

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