Tragedy Strikes Liberty University

Sad, sad news out of Virginia this morning, as another freak accident on the diamond has taken the life of a 44-year-old man.

Jeff Taylor, Sr., a professor at Lynchburg, Virginia's Liberty University, collapsed and later died at the hospital after being hit in the throat area by a line drive on a Lynchburg College field during pitching practice.

Five players, including Taylor's son, Jeff, Jr., who plays baseball for Liberty, witnessed the incredibly unfortunate accident. Taylor was an assistant professor of health sciences and kinesiology.

"Jeff Sr. was one of those guys who was always there. He was at every game and a lot of practices," said LC Vice President John Eccles.
As Hard Ball Times notes, I'm surprised that this sort of thing hasn't happened in the big leagues. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Taylor family and all of Jeff Sr.'s friends and coworkers during this horrible, faith-challenging time.

[Washington Post] | [WSLS]


Megs said...

God, that is just awful. What are the chances?