This is one of those pictures Orioles fans just can't erase from memory: Mussina sitting dazed on the mound, blood gushing out of a cut above his right eye. It is probably the most frightening moment that has occurred on the Camden Yards field. In a game against the Cleveland Indians, Sandy Alomar hit an outside fastball directly back at Mussina, catching him flush in the face. The impact broke his nose and made a nasty gash above his eye. He was placed on the disabled list but, thankfully, didn't suffer further damage.
Baltimore Sun photo by Gene Sweeney Jr.